September 10, 2020
25 Views

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced that all cinemas across the country are to reopen from Friday, 11th September 2020.

Cinemas reopen

The decision came against the backdrop of the approval of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, in an announcement made on 3rd September 2020.

Recall that, Nigerian cinemas have been shut down since March 2020, as part of measures put in place by the federal government to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst the federal government has now authorized the reopening of cinemas, there are still ongoing discussions with Lagos and Rivers state governments regarding reopening.

Speaking about the reopening, the Chairman of CEAN, Mr. Patrick Lee, expressed gratitude to the federal government.

He said,

“We are thankful to the federal government and the National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for considering our appeal to reopen. It has been an excruciating experience for cinema operators, having to endure the hardship imparted by the delayed closure.

“We look forward to welcoming movie-going Nigerians to cinemas, as we have prepared to not only ensure their safety but to also provide the needed content that would help in recuperating minds from the negative impact of the pandemic.”

Loading…

You may be interested

Six vehicles razed as hoodlums attack INEC Enugu office 
News
1 views
News
1 views

Six vehicles razed as hoodlums attack INEC Enugu office 

admin - May 17, 2021

Six vehicles razed as hoodlums attack INEC Enugu office  Posted by News Express | 17 May 2021 | 141 times…

Leadership tussle rocks NECO again as armed policemen, DSS take over organization, barricade gate 
News
1 views
News
1 views

Leadership tussle rocks NECO again as armed policemen, DSS take over organization, barricade gate 

admin - May 17, 2021

Leadership tussle rocks NECO again as armed policemen, DSS take over organization, barricade gate  Posted by News Express | 17…

Kaduna airport shut, fuel queues surface as NLC protests sack of members 
News
1 views
News
1 views

Kaduna airport shut, fuel queues surface as NLC protests sack of members 

admin - May 17, 2021

Kaduna airport shut, fuel queues surface as NLC protests sack of members  Posted by News Express | 17 May 2021…

Leave a Comment