Although the cinemas could open their doors again in May, there are still lousy visitor numbers. Ticket sales in June this year were as much as 78 percent lower than in June last year.
The country’s cinemas were allowed to open its doors again in May with strict infection control measures in place. However, the opening has not been a success, writes Aftenposten
First, the cinemas could have a maximum of 50 visitors, and as of today, a maximum of 200 visitors and one meter from shoulder to shoulder between each. In a movie theater, it means two seats between each person. The meter rule is likely to last at least throughout the year.
Last year, 11.3 million cinema tickets were sold in Norway. According to the trade organization Film and Cinema, Norwegian cinemas in the first half of 2020 saw a 49 percent reduction in ticket revenue.
Everything is due not only to the visitor restrictions but also to the film selection. Both spring and summer big films are postponed to winter and into next year.
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