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How was the reopening of theaters and cinemas


The cold and the National Team game did not help the night. The works that returned to the scene.

06/18/2021 21:55

  • Clarí

  • Shows

  • Theater

Updated 06/18/2021 10:12 PM

After two months without activity, the Buenos Aires theaters returned to work this Friday night, in which it can be considered, since the beginning of the pandemic,

the second reopening

in the last year and a half.

Cinemas also reopened

, following a series of measures and protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Some requirements for cinemas:

30% capacity

, distance between seats, disinfection of rooms, spaced functions, mandatory chinstrap.

You can see

12 films

, one of them is a re-release, and the ones that stand out the most in box office aspirations are


, with

Emma Stone

starring in the story of Cruella de Vil, an iconic Disney villain, who hits theaters with a punk aesthetic , and 

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

, the third installment in the saga.

At the San Martín Cultural Center, a spectator goes through the control.

Photo Martín Bonetto

In the theater, the rules of the game also imposed a capacity reduced

to 30%.

Luis Brandoni, Moria Casán, Soledad Silveyra


Mauricio Dayub

 are some of the few names of the return.

Is that the news came in a hurry, without prior notice, and that is why the


of the activity, this Friday, is more similar to a postcard of the confinement than to the old normality prior to confinement.

The Hoyts complex, in the Abasto shopping mall.

There was not, on Friday, a lot of public.

Photo Fernando of the Order

The cold, the Selection ...

Some will say that the National Team party, plus the cold, and some other etcetera, conspired against the desire to once again have

the artistic presence of the actors


of them.

The truth is that there was time to put in a box everything that was needed so that

The accompaniment

, with

Luis Brandoni

and David Di Napoli (

Multiteatro Comafi

) would resume its functions.


El tightrope walker

, the almost classic by Mauricio Dayub (Chacarerean), and


, in Picadilly, among a few other works.

Carlos Rottemberg, at the door of his theater.

"This is what there is," he told Clarín.

Photo Martín Bonetto

At the door of the Multiteatro, Corrientes al 1200,

Carlos Rottemberg

, in charge of the complex, was cautious.

"This is what there is ..."

, he said, realizing that the piece with Brandoni, on Friday, had sold only

25 seats.

“The capacity, for now, is 30 percent.

Next week it changes to 50.

On November 13, when the first reopening was made, we had sold only four tickets


Opening - continued Rottemberg - is more expensive than having the theater closed.

But this is like the Game of the Goose: we pushed back boxes and what we had recovered, we lost ”.

We ask a woman who is waiting for her first and last name and

Hersilia Saracho

tells us about the importance of theater in her life.

Sheltered is little, invites you to think about your withdrawal symptoms.

He says things like,

"I had to come"

or "I didn't even care how much I had to pay for admission."

Few, and warm.

Inside the room where "The accompaniment" would be performed shortly.

Photo Martín Bonetto

Rottemberg, producer and president of


(Argentine Association of Theater Entrepreneurs), is the businessman who when the pandemic started hung a sign that somehow announced a historic

closure of Corrientes Street.

Covering the canopies, a ghostly sheet covered the pieces that should have been on the bill at the Comafi Multitheater.

“Let's lower the curtain to take care of ourselves.

There will be time to go back to the theater ”.

And time passed, but today Friday, except for the lady anxious to return to the theater, despair does not seem to have been a common place.

No queues around the corner,

 no apparent need to do something different.


The public, on the sidewalk of the Broadway theater, where they would see "Tres empanadas", with Flavio Mendoza.

Photo Martín Bonetto

Rottemberg believes that this step is "a step in line with an improved health curve that we will have to follow closely to see how it evolves."

At eight-something at night, Corrientes is a desert.

“This is going to take two more years to get back to what it was


The capacity is decided by the public, ”says Rottemberg, raising his eyebrows.

The movement returned to

the San Martín Cultural Center

, with

How many are many,

a work directed by

Valeria Lorca

on the murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

In cinemas like this the seats are blocked.

Photo: Fernando de la Orden

Carolina Ortú

, press of the Cultural Center, was quite satisfied with the 50 tickets sold.


Of course, the price of $ 350, equivalent to half a large mozzarella, should help.

"Fifty out of 80 seats allowed, it is almost a full room."

Now the tour takes us through Broadway, where there is a strange, festive climate.

The work headed by

Flavio Mendoza


Tres empanadas

, had, according to

Darío Grupenmajer

-producer of the show- "300 tickets sold" between individuals and commercial agreements with different unions.

In Picadilly (Corrientes 1524) they announced the 


 There is still a while to start the work and the outlook is a bit sad.

From the box office they explain why:

"Did we sell twenty tickets?"


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Source: clarin

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