Reopening of cinemas in France: a decision will be taken in mid-January

Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot recently declared that in mid-January a decision will be taken on the reopening of cinemas . A clarification that comes when some might believe that the date of January 15 would sign a quasi-automatic restart of this industry in France.

Unlike a particularly tasty film that we would like never to end, cinema operators must currently wish that time flies very quickly until they can work again. At the end of last year, AlloCiné recalls, French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal estimated that it appeared “very unlikely” that on January 7, “theaters” , “cultural places” could reopen. , “ Theaters ” and “ cinemas ” .

Reopening of cinemas in France: a decision will be taken in mid-January

On Tuesday, January 5, while she was a guest of RTL Soir , the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot wanted to clarify the government's position on the decision to reopen theaters. She thus recalled that on December 15, 2020, had been announced, not a reopening for January 7, but a “review clause” . In other words, a health inventory.

Covid-19: January 7, effect of Christmas holidays examined

The Minister of Culture then detailed the action that will be undertaken on January 7. It will consist mainly of noting the evolution of the health situation following the end of year celebrations, specifying that only the effect of Christmas can be examined. It will indeed be necessary to wait until next January 15, a little more than a week later, to verify an impact of the New Year's festivities. Mrs. Bachelot recalling that it is on such occasions that we observe more of meetings, it is probably this marker that will be the most anticipated.

Recognizing a lack of "visibility" , the minister said she was working on a "resilient model" to overcome the crisis, her objective being to authorize the reopening of culture without needing to close it later. It will also welcome the world of culture the day after this famous January 7, already evoking the possibility of a “sliding calendar” and gradual reopening where museums would be the first to rediscover themselves.

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