Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia) – Due to the prevailing pandemic in the country, all the cinemas islandwide were instructed to remain closed since the 14th of March, 2020 as a precautionary measure.
Even though the country is slowly opening up, the dates to open the cinemas have not been announced yet.
However, as the market leader in the cinema industry in Sri Lanka, Savoy Cinemas has initiated many safety precautions and have already started activities to ensure the maximum safety for its patrons whilst maintaining the best cinematic experience.
1. All the common areas in the cinemas such as the lobby, seating area, counters etc. are sanitized using proper disinfectant materials in regular intervals.
2. All staff are advised and equipped with proper sanitary materials as well as proper safety practices to follow.
3. All staff and patron will be subjected to safety precautions such as temperature checks and sanitizing from the time they enter the premises till the moment they leave.
4. Contactless ticketing methods are introduced with self-service kiosks, tap to pay. Online booking and payment method already exists.
5. Patrons will also have the option to get their snacks ordered and delivered to them from the comfort of their seats.
6. At any given time, less than 50% of the seats will be available to the public, seating arrangements will be done to ensure a proper distance between individuals, families and groups.
7. As a tribute to the frontline activists in the fight against the pandemic in Sri Lanka, Savoy will offer free tickets to all the health staff and tri-forces including the police.
The CEO of Savoy Cinemas Mr Geevaka Pallegama said, “the necessary measures have been taken to ensure the above activities are done properly. Savoy Cinemas are ready to serve the best cinematic experience to its patrons while ensuring their safety, as soon as the Cinemas are allowed to open.”
He further stated, “we will focus on playing feel-good movies, like animated films, family classics, lighter action flicks and marathons.”