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In a recent interview with Wall Street analysts, Mark Zoradi, CEO of the Cinemark cinema chain, said that masks will not be required in their sessions after the reopening of cinemas, which closed their doors a few months ago in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and now they estimate the possibilities of return.
“The reality is that I don’t think we will be able to get back into a full cycle of product cycles and everything we had before COVID-19 until 2022. This is more related to production than to operation, because, as the studios had to adapt to not being able to film and post-production, they had to change their schedules. So, we will adapt too. “
Although it has already been studied that Cinemark will reopen in July 2020, following the release of Tenet and Mulan in theaters, the CEO of Cinemark estimates that until 2021 we will still experience a period of recovery.
“We are in close contact with Warner Bros. and they remain optimistic and positive, as is Christopher Nolan, about the July 17 opening,” said Zoradi of the Tenet launch. “Obviously, this depends on the continued positive movement due to the decline of COVID-19 and the reduction of government restrictions.”
In a previous statement regarding the closing of doors during the pandemic, Zoradi said:
“During these absolutely unprecedented and evolving times, one thing is not going to change, and that is Cinemark’s dedication to its team members and viewers. The decision to close our cinemas in the USA was incredibly difficult, but we know it is the right thing to do, as global concerns about Coronavirus continue to rise. We will closely monitor the recommendations of national and local health government organizations and we hope to invite everyone to enjoy movies with Cinemark again. ”