The theatres and cinemas can resume their activities since Monday, but a very slim minority is expected to present performances during the summer.
In a few days, the ROSEQ is expected to announce that about a dozen artists will give 80 concerts in fifteen rooms of the Is-du-Quebec, from mid-July to late August.
“This will be a good test in view of the reopening of the great halls in the fall,” says the director general of the ROSEQ, Frederick Lagacé.
In Montreal and Quebec city, evenings of comedy and concerts will be presented at the hall Fenplast of the College Charles-Lemoyne, the Lion d’or and the Palais Montcalm in the coming days. At Three-Rivers, Martin Fountain has shows at his bar, The Memphis Cabaret.
Faced with limits to spectators, making the operation non-profitable, most of the other venues have chosen to go their turn.
Opening with 50 people maximum, ” it was a false good news “, summarizes the director of the organization RIDEAU, Julie-Anne Richard, who is more focused on financial assistance from the government.
A meeting is also planned with the minister of Culture, Nathalie Roy, today.
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While the majority of cinema owners in the province have decided to wait until July 3 to reopen their doors, Cinema Dollar has started to accommodate the movie-goers on Monday.
According to Bernie Gurberg, the owner of this property in Côte-Saint-Luc, only a few spectators came to the first sessions in the early afternoon.
“I was expecting to see a little more of the world, but at the same time, there was no advertising to announce our re-opening, then it is a bit normal that it is more quiet the first few days,” said Mr. Gurberg to the Journal.
With the collaboration of Maxime Demers