Well, it seems that their voices have been heard as every film fan in Malaysia is now screaming for joy after an announcement made by the government.
CMCO? Yes, you can reopen now
According to Malay Mail, the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) says that cinemas in conditional movement control order (CMCO) and recovery movement control order (RMCO) areas are now allowed to resume operation.
Cinemas can reopen their doors starting 5 March in Selangor, Penang, Johor, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan, Sarawak, Wilayah Persekutuan, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis, Sabah, Putrajaya and Labuan.
“Following the announcement, filming activities and cinema operations under CMCO and RMCO enforced areas are allowed subject to compliance of all guidelines and SOP stipulated by the NSC,” it said in a statement here.
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Local cinema operators and movie buffs celebrated the news ecstatically as their dreams of watching a movie on the big screen while munching on some delicious popcorn has finally come true.
And if you’re wondering what are the movies you’ll be able to catch soon, here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for you – ‘Raya and The Last Dragon’, ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’, ‘Doraemon: Stand By Me 2’. ‘Don’t Look Back’, ‘The Con-Heartist’, ‘Godzilla VS. Kong’ and many more.
Movie-goers would have to adhere to the new SOPs such as checking in via MySejahtera, having their temperatures taken, and practising social distancing in the cinemas (alternate seating).
Only a few sleeps left until we can return to cinemas, so save the date!