Several cinema operators today have announced that selected cineplexes throughout the country will be operational again this month. This is following the government’s decision to end the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in several states nationwide.
With the conclusion of the CMCO implementation at these states, that means they have now entered the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) stage once again. Cinemas are one of the businesses that are allowed to be opened under the RMCO’s standard operating procedure (SOP) for the creative industry [pdf].
Hence, this is why the cinema operators are able to resume their operations once again for the first time since they collectively decided to temporarily shut their movie halls last month. For GSC, here are the locations that will be opened to movie lovers starting from 6 PM on 16 December:
- GSC Aman Central
- GSC Gurney Plaza
- GSC Sunway Carnival
- GSC Dataran Pahlawan
- GSC AEON Bandaraya Melaka
- GSC Alamanda Putrajaya
- GSC East Coast Mall
- GSC Mentakab Star Mall
- GSC CityONE Megamall, Kuching
MBO Cinemas will also resume the operations for six of its cineplexes at the same time:
- MBO Cinemas Central Square Sungai Petani
- MBO Cinemas Taiping Sentral Mall
- MBO Cinemas Melaka Mall
- MBO Cinemas Kuantan City Mall
- MBO Cinemas Kluang Mall
- MBO Cinemas The Spring Kuching
We have yet to hear from TGV Cinemas but nevertheless, we expect the company to reopen its premises that are located within RMCO areas within the same time period.
While you may be excited to go back to cinemas especially for DC Comics and Wonder Woman fans out there, given that the cinemas will be reopened in time for the release of Wonder Woman 1984, please make sure that you wear a face mask and follow other SOPs that each cineplex has put in place.