GSC has announced that it is finally reopening its cinemas on Malaysia Day. Cinemas in Phase 2 states under the National Recovery Plan were allowed to operate from 9th September but operators had decided to delay their reopening until the final SOP was released and to prepare enough content.
According to their announcement on Facebook, 17 GSC and Aurum Cinemas in the Klang Valey, Northern, and Southern region will open on the 16th September 2021. More locations will reopen the following week on 23rd September 2021.
Under the current SOP, cinemas are allowed to operate from 8am to 10pm with up to 50% seating capacity in the screening halls. Wearing face masks is still required. To ensure social distancing, operators must ensure a minimum 1-metre gap between customers and monitor for SOP compliance. All employees at the cinema must be fully vaccinated and pass a COVID-19 screening test.
Only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to enter the cinema and you are required to show proof of full vaccination via the MySejahtera app. Customers below 18 years of age are not allowed to enter the screening halls. A person with a two-dose vaccine is only considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second shot. For individuals with a single-shot vaccine, you’re counted as fully vaccinated 28 days after getting the injection. Individuals or customers with a high-risk status in Mysejahtera are not allowed to enter the premises.
You can view the full SOP for cinemas here.