The mask-wearing compulsory should not be afraid to moviegoers. Quite the contrary, according to Vincent Guzzo, who expects an increase in ridership following the implementation of this new regulation.
“When we reopened our rooms, I received messages of people saying that they weren’t going to come back when the masks would be mandatory. I think it will create a sense of security that will encourage them, ” says the business man and ceo Cinemas Guzzo.
Many of its customers are opting for the covers-face, and this, on their own. On Saturday, the mask-wearing will become mandatory in cinemas, as well as in all enclosed public places in the province.
The cinema will follow the same rules as restaurants. The fans will therefore have to wear the mask when they circulate in the common areas, including counters, concessions, and bathrooms. They would not be able to withdraw once they have returned to their seat.
Vincent Guzzo expects to see the fans continue to regain gradually the dark chambers of the province over the next few weeks. Because, for the moment, it is shifted not to the doors of cinemas.
In interview to the Newspaper, the businessman shows that the sales recorded during the last week-end corresponds to 17 % of that observed at the same date, in 2019.
“Last summer, we had big films that took the poster at this time : Spider-Man : Away, toy Story 4, The Lion King and Liar. The situation was very, very different, ” he says.
The arrival of the blockbusters americans, he believes, should give a boost to the cinemas of the province in attracting more spectators. The first of them, Enraged, is expected on 31 July.