The cinema industry has been waiting for this moment for a long time because of the corona pandemic. In mid-May he had Main Association of German Film Theaters jointly decided that an attempt should be made to open all cinemas in Germany on July 1st. Now they can receive guests a little earlier. Most cinemas are somewhat surprised by the sudden relaxation – after all, employees have to be taken out of short-time work and some of them have to be newly hired. Only a few smaller cinemas are already open again, the big chains will follow a little later.
UCI will open in June, Cinemaxx and Cinestar will follow in early July
The UCI chain will start nationwide on June 17th. It is represented in northern German cities with locations, for example, in Flensburg and in three districts of Hamburg. “We know that our guests are already excited to be back soon and look forward to experiencing the magic of cinema together again,” said the press release from Managing Director Ramón Biarnés. The well-being of guests and colleagues has top priority. “Our locations will meet all official and local requirements,” such as maintaining distances and compulsory tests and masks. On July 1st, the Cinemaxx and Cinestar chains will open nationwide. The team is looking forward “endlessly to July 1st to give all our guests a warm welcome again,” said Cinemaxx managing director Frank Thomsen in a press release.
Go to the cinema with a negative test and mask possible
The regulations for going to the cinema vary from state to state. In all northern German federal states, for example, visitors need a negative corona test or proof of a complete Covid-19 vaccination to visit the cinema. In Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony a mask is compulsory – but it can be removed at the fixed seat. In Hamburg, the obligation to wear a medical mask also applies to the field.
“Catweazle” by Otto Waalkes and “A Quiet Place 2” start in June
And cinema fans can look forward to these films. It starts on June 17th with “Cruella” with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, the Otto Waalkes magician film “Catweazle “and the horror film” A Quiet Place 2 “by John Krasinski. Starting in July, blockbusters such as” Fast & Furious 9 “,” Godzilla vs Kong “, the family films” Peter Rabbit 2 “and” The Olchis “as well as the award-winning films such as the sci-fi drama “Ich bin dein Mensch” by Maria Schrader and the Oscar winner “Der Rausch” by Thomas Vinterberg.
Summer Berlinale starts on June 9th
The unique Summer Berlinale with an audience starts on Wednesday in Berlin. The films from the contributions that were previously only shown to a specialist audience in March will be shown there. The competition was won by a Romanian film, “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” by Radu Jude. The Hamburg actress Maren Eggert was awarded the Silver Bear for the best drama – for her role as an anthropologist in “Ich bin dein Mensch”, which is supposed to test a partnership robot. It is Maria Schrader’s latest film. As it became known on Tuesday, the 55-year-old German director will probably make a film about the Weinstein scandal for the Hollywood studio Universal Pictures.