Cinemas set to open July 13: Film releases and new safety measures in Singapore

Cinemas set to open July 13: Film releases and new safety measures in Singapore

The new normal

Text: Yong Le Man

As part of the fight against COVID-19, cinemas have been down and out for the count since March 27. However, they are back with — a slew of precautionary measures. According to a statement from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), cinemas can reopen from July 13.

But before you flock to the theatres, here's what you need to know in order to enjoy watching the big screen safely in this new normal. Seats will be configured to abide by the 1m social distancing regulation, with up to five patrons being allowed to sit together without the distancing requirement. Other smaller groups of two and three are also accomodated with their own seating plan.

Getting tickets wouldn't be as easy though, as there will also be a limit of 50 patrons per cinema hall. Masks will be mandatory at all times, including inside the hall, unless you're planning on chowing down on popcorn the whole time during the movie. After which, patrons will be guided by ushers to ensure safe distancing on exit from cinema halls.

What we wouldn't want from this? A community spread in our neighbourhood GV. So perhaps, we should all think twice about flouting any regulations and not jeopardise the system by heading in if we're feeling unwell.

Among the films to usher in the reopening is the highly anticipated follow-up to one of the highest-grossing South Korean films in Singapore. Train To Busan: Peninsula will open July 15.

Below, the full list of films to screen come July 13

Low Season

The Bridge Curse

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna


Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP

Family Romance, LLC (15 July)

Train to Busan: Pennisula (15 July)

A Quiet Place 2 (Coming soon)

Candyman (Coming soon)

Click here for our guide to surviving circuit breaker phase 2.