The Italian government announced on Saturday that the cinemas might re-open starting with June 15, in the context of an overall easing of lockdown protocols due to the Coronavirus pandemic. There will definitely be social distancing
measures in place, including staggered seating and online booking.
The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday: ”We are facing a calculated risk with the awareness that the contagion curve could rise again.” But he
also noted concern over a severely damaged economic and social structure, saying that the country could nt afford to wait for a vaccine. ”We are taking this risk and we
have to accept it, otherwise we could not restart”, he added.