In just a few days, the optimism of cinemas to keep the curtain up has changed with the same concern as the numbers of infections in Malaga and Andalusia have grown. If the cut to 20 hours of the projection schedule allowed him to keep most of the province’s cinemas open, the entry into force from this midnight of the new restrictive measures dictated by the Junta de Andalucía to contain the pandemic, which includes the end of commercial and cultural activity until 6:00 p.m. effectively leaves the cinematographic exhibition sector without an outlet that, starting this Sunday, January 17, will face the third closing of the theaters in Malaga in less than a year.
In this way, to the closure of last March due to the confinement and the subsequent cessation of activities in November-December due to the second wave, now this third wave joins cancellation of screenings, which have already been joined by large chains, such as Cinesur, which operates in the province with El Ingenio in Vélez, Miramar de Fuengirola and Málaga Nostrum in the capital, which adds to the already announced closure of helmet, with Plaza Mayor and Rincón. Along with them, the popular Rosaleda Multicinemas, which offers the cheapest tickets on the Malaga circuit.
Among the few rooms that, in principle, will keep their opening this Sunday is Vialia, from the Yelmo chain, which will offer sessions at four in the afternoon of only four films (the commercial premieres ‘The Elfkins’, ‘Wild’, ‘The Last Great Scam’ and ‘The Croods: A New Era’) so that screenings end before the 6 pm time limit. For its part, Cinesa La Cañada announces on its website that it also opens this Sunday, but only with morning films (the same titles as Vialia, in addition to the children’s films’ At war with my grandfather ‘and’ Trolls 2 – World tour ‘; the’ thriller ” Hasta el cielo ‘, the comedy’ Holidays with you … and your wife ‘and the superhero film’ Wonder Woman 1984 ‘).
Regarding the Albéniz, its status as municipal cinema dependent on the Malaga Film Festival in Spanish and the Malaga City Council, also allows its programming to be maintained daily from this Sunday with a daily screening at 4 pm and morning shows on weekends. In this way, the cinema billboard in its original version with subtitles in this room in the center of the capital offers the British dramas’ The father ‘and ’23 walks’; the Hong Kong film ‘Desiring to love’, and the French comedies ‘Handbook of the good wife’ and ‘Perfumes’. Indeed, a smile is the best vaccine for these new cuts.