Start of the art-house cinemas: the distance in the cinema room

the sold-out cinema, Director guest: "Undine" by Christian Petzold as a Frankfurt-Premiere made on Tuesday evening, at least 48 people happy. So many fit curr

Start of the art-house cinemas: the distance in the cinema room

the sold-out cinema, Director guest: "Undine" by Christian Petzold as a Frankfurt-Premiere made on Tuesday evening, at least 48 people happy. So many fit currently into the "Lumière", the largest hall of the Frankfurt Cinema. A successful test balloon, two evenings prior to the re-opening of the cinema operator Christopher Bausch and his Team. "We are really well prepared, and I think it works well. It's all practiced,“ he says.

by Eva-Maria Magel

culture editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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On 2. July open in Frankfurt, as in many other cities, the cinemas again: especially the owner-managed, or of Associations and initiatives carried-out art-house cinemas, dedicated to the art of film, such as the Mal Seh'n, harmony, and Cinema, the film forum Maximum. The kinopolis group, and the Metropolis cinema open.

The biggest Problem for cinema operators, they say unanimously, in the second line of the minimum distance of 1.50 meters between the visitors. But the still valid rule that the five square metre or part thereof is allowed to sit in rooms with only one Person. A provision has been tipped for the catering trade since the end of may, in the cinemas but it is still true. Because the caterers would have a stronger Lobby and to the one or the other country politicians, the location of culture was not perhaps so important, speculate some in the industry. Every day they hope for an easing by the Hessian Corona Cabinet. Now you have for the 2. July for the first time to the minimal solution set.

test operation

"In Bavaria 1,50 Meter distance is sufficient," says Bausch, the operates in addition to the two Frankfurt houses the Casino theatre in Aschaffenburg. "Hessen is the only country that considers such regulation to maintain," he says, and refers to the fact that unlike in the restaurant business in the theaters, the visitors came at the same time only in certain time Windows. Is not spoken during the movie, usually.

Since the 18th century. June, the art-house cinema, Mal Seh'n in Northrend and the cinema in the German film Institute and film Museum (DFF) in the test procedures, hygiene plans, and audience resonance operation tested. "Very satisfied," she says cinema Manager Natascha Gikas from the DFF. "Many have said that they are so glad that you can see the films again on the big screen, even the regular audience is back. Almost all of the performances were previously sold out.“ This includes, among other things, Karola Gramann and Heide Schlüpmann count. The two film scholars, founders of the Kinothek Asta Nielsen, were since the 18th century. June as well as every day in the cinema. After three months without a screen, where you are, otherwise, three, four times a week in the cinema. Many of the Older, so Gramann, were in the audience, all were obviously very secure with the arrangements set out in the cinemas, all of you.

rush for the Tickets is enormous

"If the people sitting in the cinema, you feel safe, you are so grateful and happy to be back in the cinema to be," says Gunter Deller from the Mal Seh'n. "I do before each performance an announcement that runs the ventilation, the supply air is running, it will be disinfected, which are open to the outside doors. I will lead each to its place.“ Everything flap just fine, says Deller. The rush for Tickets, the majority of the reserve by E-Mail, was enormous: after all, he can place a maximum of 20 guests – if as many couples or shared households are. Otherwise, depending on the location, 15 to 17. To the cinema of the DFF to fit between 24 and 30 people. "Sold out" in the Cinema 48 places is, until further notice: who reserved online, you no longer have to fill out the data slip of paper and avoids Queuing at the box office. "That helps a lot," says Bausch, the advance the course properly.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 12:20

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