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Sanitary pass, gauge at 65%, curfew at 11 p.m.: what changes in cultural places from Wednesday

A breath of fresh air awaited for several months by the world of culture. Health pass, increased reception capacity in cinemas and theaters, additional screening sessions, enhanced theater programming … Discover the details of the relaxations planned for Wednesday, June 9.

Until now, culture has been wisely limited to a gauge of 35% of the capacity for indoor and outdoor festivals. From Wednesday, June 9, the curfew will drop to 11 p.m. and public reception capacity will increase to 65% in theaters, cinemas and outdoor events. A more generous gauge but limited to 5,000 people which will allow, all the same, to wait until the return to normal scheduled for June 30.

Another novelty: the health pass. Mandatory in indoor and outdoor events of more than 1,000 people, the health pass will be necessary for spectators over 11 years old. So before enjoying the show, you will have to present a QR code generated on the application #AllAntiCovid. In a flash, the person in charge of the control will have access to documents proving your non-contamination or your vaccination. For this, you must first enter all the necessary documents on the “Notebook” functionality of the application. #AllAntiCovid. However, the use of the application is not compulsory and the viewer can directly present the various printed documents.

Just adopted, the health pass is already requested by some event organizers. The Paris Opera has already decided to implement this control system as of June 15. Access to shows scheduled from this date will be authorized onlyafter having shown white paw before entering the room. The health pass will apply, among other things, for the show Romeo and Juliet, scheduled from June 15 to July 10, as well as for the opera Tosca, scheduled for June 18, 22 and 25, both showing at the Opéra Bastille.

Curfew moved back to 11 p.m., gauge increased and new exits: a promising cocktail for cinema exhibitors. With a curfew at 7 p.m. and a capacity of 35%, the cinema quickly felt cramped. However, during the first week of reopening, the pop corn were running full diet. AT so much so that the magazine Variety at attributed to France “the best reopening score in Europe”.

But a week later, the difficulties surfaced. From May 26 to June 5, cinema attendance fell by 50%. Good weather, gauge and restrictive curfew were enough to discourage the crowds. With a curfew at 11 p.m., cinema operators hope to win back the hearts of viewers by adding additional screenings in the evenings. The opportunity for the public to watch the latest major releases like the Oscar winner, Nomadland, the shivering Conjuring 3 or the blockbuster Cruella.

Since May 19, the boards have come alive, especially in the public theater. With a gauge that goes from 35 to 65%, the offer will expand, including in some private theaters. Resumption of successes such as Last scissor stroke (at the Théâtre des Mathurins), The bearer of history by Alexis Michalik (The Rams) or the Kean by Alain Sachs (at the Théâtre de l’Atelier). On the Left Bank, The Little Hairdresser by Jean-Philippe Daguerre, the author ofFarewell Mr. Haffmann, is back to play. At the Comédie-Française the season will end with a smile: Christian Hecq and his partner Valérie Lesort will propose The Bourgeois Gentleman from June 18.

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