CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports:

Chinese authorities will allow further leisure venues, including cinemas, to gradually re-open now that the coronavirus pandemic has largely been controlled in the country, the top administrative body said on Friday. This comes after movie theaters were shuttered nationwide in January, ultimately dealing a $2.5B+ loss to the box office.

The State Council posted a statement to its official website saying that venues including cinemas will need to adhere to “strict prevention measures” including disinfection, enhanced ventilation, limiting visitor numbers and utilizing face masks. Movie tickets will also need to be pre-ordered, a practice the market is well accustomed to.