Omniplex Cinemas to keep every second seat free as part of social distancing measures 2 weeks ago

Omniplex Cinemas to keep every second seat free as part of social distancing measures

“By reducing our capacity by 50% we hope to give cinemagoers peace of mind when attending the movies.”

Every second seat will be kept free in Omniplex Cinemas as part of measures designed to encourage effective social distancing in light of the impact of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Omniplex took the decision after a thorough risk assessment and analysis of the global cinema market and will implement other measures including self-scanning of tickets, increased cleaning regimes and hand sanitising stations in every cinema foyer.

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In-cinema seat separation is the cornerstone of the plan, whereby every second cinema seat will be unoccupied in a checkerboard pattern, allowing for one metre separation between each guest, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for social distancing.

Commenting on the measures, Mark Anderson, Director of Omniplex Cinemas, said: “In-cinema seat separation will give one metre separation between each guest, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for social distancing.

“By reducing our capacity by 50% we hope to give cinemagoers peace of mind when attending the movies.”

More information and show times are available on the Omniplex website.