The approach of returning to the world before is confirmed.
Monday evening, during a session held at the National Assembly, the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot provided more details concerning the reopening of cultural places, to take effect from May 19.
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After recalling the limitation of the gauges, first reduced to 35%, then widened to 65% on June 9, and 100% on June 30, the government spokeswoman explained floor on "
a support system extending those set up last fall, for all sectors: cinema, music, live performance
”, as reported by the specialized media
Le film français
. After this blank year for the cultural sector, Roselyne Bachelot thus wishes to set up "
compensation fund for ticket offices to support this gradual recovery
", ensuring in particular that she is in discussion with Bercy in order to
"calibrate very precisely"
this aid system.
With the support of the Cinema Mediator and the collaboration of the Competition Authority, a temporary calendar dedicated to film releases will be put in place to support cinemas.
We find ourselves facing a wall of films with around 150 French films, 250 foreign films.
It's a real challenge
And to add: “
To follow up on this opinion, the CNC, at my request, is actively working on a framework agreement that distributors could adopt in order to reach a concerted schedule of releases.
I trust the responsibility of everyone, the distributors, so that this agreement is concluded quickly and for the benefit of everyone
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If the cinemas are delighted with their reopening, the candy stands, them, keep the curtain down for the moment.
Sanitary conditions require, it will not be allowed to consume sweets inside the rooms, at least during the first weeks of deconfinement.
For the Minister of Culture, this is a way of respecting one of the proposals formulated by the joint Senate information mission last April.
She suggested not having to remove her mask during the sessions.
As long as the pandemic is strong, no confectionery, no bar, no restaurants in places of culture,
" said Senator Roger Karoutchi, rapporteur for this mission.
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Roselyne Bachelot also invoked a desire for fairness with the disastrous situation of breweries and restaurants, whose indoor rooms are still banned from opening until June 9.
A measure which nevertheless strongly displeases the operators, who base a major part of their profit on the sale of popcorn.
According to figures from the National Center for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC), nearly one in three spectators would have consumed grilled corn in theaters in 2019, against one in four three years earlier.
However, while the curfew will be pushed back to 9 p.m. on May 19, the Minister of Culture has not mentioned a possible time-stamping system using tickets, or certification, which could allow spectators to return home. after the session.