Viewers at cinemas in Hanoi now have to follow strict guidelines when going to watch a movie, including wearing face masks and having their body temperature checked as a means of controlling the further spread of the novel coronavirus.
In a bid to ensure the local community remains in good health, several localities nationwide have seen movie theatres close.
Cinemas in the capital have enforced policies aimed at protecting the health of both staff members and viewers.
Audience members now have to wear face masks and wash their hands with sanitiser before entering cinemas.
Due to a decrease in demand, many movie theatres have been forced to reduce staff numbers.
The majority of cinemas around the capital have been deserted during the weekends.
BHD Star Cineplex have been forced to cut staff numbers and save both water and electricity in recent days.
Movie screenings have been changed to adapt to the current situation.
If necessary, viewers are able to claim a free face mask.
Anyone displaying symptoms of a fever, a dry cough, or other signs of illness are not permitted to enter the cinema.
Measuring the body temperature of movie goers is a necessary step to prevent the spread of the virus.
Instead of hand touching, BHD Star Cineplex gives toothpicks to visitors in order to press the buttons in the elevator.
A CGV representative states that audience numbers have declined sharply in comparison to last year.
Numerous new releases such as “No Time To Die” have been delayed until November 2020.
Other blockbusters such as "Mulan" and "Fast 9" have been delayed until 2021.
CGV has been thorough in disinfecting all of their cinemas.
Disinfecting seats is a must for all cinemas.