The independent cinema house will open with Michael Winterbottom’s 'A Trip to Greece'.
Cinema Akil, Dubai’s only independent cinema, has announced that it will reopen its doors on Friday, June 12, following its temporary closure in accordance with the lockdown announced in the UAE on account of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The art-house has announced that it has redesigned its space to offer a safe viewing experience with a reduced capacity of 30%, and seats have been rearranged to comply with social distancing measures ensuring a two-metre distance between patrons. In accordance with UAE regulations, both visitors and staff will be required to wear a face mask at the cinema. Patrons will also have their temperatures checked before entering Alserkal Avenue. Patrons will have to purchase their tickets online to ensure minimal human contact. Rigorous disinfecting procedures will be administered every day, in addition to ensuring that sanitising stations are available across the facility.
Cinema Akil will screen only one film from Tuesday to Saturday each night to ensure proper sanitisation and disinfection of the space daily including the use of a fogging machine. The cinema house will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday.
The cinema house will open with Michael Winterbottom’s A Trip to Greece, the last part of the series that follows British comedic duo, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a hilarious odyssey through Greece.