FilmAlamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain Releases COVID-19 Terms for Patrons

JulieGAugust 23, 20205 min


While our local cinema chains are not in a position (thank goodness) to have to publicly list their COVID-19 terms and conditions for patrons, some cinemas in the United States are.

Here is the screen shot taken from our Twitter account:

This post was featured in our Twitter time line and is slowly gaining traction online. Personally, we are on the fence about this with one foot in and one foot out. While it seems in everyone’s best interests that businesses are making their terms of use clear for the public, it also sends a signal of alarm to anyone wanting to go back to the cinema.

If you’re required to take this type of action to “protect” your business and its patrons, it would probably just be easier not to open your doors to patrons and the possibility of the spread of infection.

We blogged about the opening of our cinemas again a few weeks before New Zealand went back into lock down and my city went into Alert Level 3. It’s just a gamble we don’t think patrons should be taking, not if they value their lives, the lives of their loved ones and the lives of everyone else.

What do you think about this? Do you agree that this is going to work to protect patrons in cinemas in the United States? Could you see something similar happening here in New Zealand? Let us know in the comments!

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