Friday 3 April, 2020

COVID-19: Cinemas across T&T close their doors

Cinemas across Trinidad and Tobago will shut their doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the advice of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to limit gatherings of more than 25 people at a time. 

The first to make the announcement was Movietowne who took a decision on Tuesday morning to close all its branches due to the COVID-19 virus.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, it said that its Port of Spain, C3 and Tobago branches will be closed from Wednesday.

"As a responsible citizen, we must make the life, health and safety of our loyal patrons and community our top priority."

CinemaOne, which manages the Digicel IMAX, 4DX and Gemstone theatres, also announced that it would be closed to the public effective Tuesday 17 March until April 1.

The company said it would continue to monitor the situation and await further notices.  

Caribbean Cinemas Trinidad, which has theatres in Trincity Mall and South Park Shopping Centre has also decided to close its doors from tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March, until further notice. 

The cinema urged its customers to follow the advice of the Ministry of Health during this time. 

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