Novo Cinemas Reopens With 30% Capacity

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Novo Cinemas Reopens With 30% Capacity

In case you’re looking for fun things to do this weekend and are ready to step out, this one’s for you! With restrictions easing, more cinemas are opening doors to the public in Dubai. After drive-in cinemas, movie halls in Dubai are slowly resuming business. Novo cinemas has reopened for movie buffs with strict social distancing rules in place.

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Branches in Dubai Festival City Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart 2 and IMG Worlds of Adventure are now open. However, the cinema halls allow only 30% occupancy, with safe seating arrangement. Regular guidelines across the city like mandatory facemask and gloves, and temperature checks upon entry are applicable.

Besides, kids under 12 and adults over 60 years will not be permitted in the theater.Here’s a list of films currently playing at Novo cinemas:


2. 21 Bridges

3. JoJo Rabbit

4. Siberia

5. Fast & Furious – Hobbs & Shaw

6. Joker

7. The Upside

8. The Addams Family

9. Aquaman – 2D

10. Bad Boys for Life

11. Wonder Women – 2017 – 2D

12. The Hustle

13. I feel Pretty

14. Miracle in cell no 7 – Turkish

15. Mile 22

16. Baaghi 3

17. A Quiet Place

18. The Gentlemen

19. Knives Out

20. Jurassic World

21. War

22. The Call of The Wild

23. The Invisible Man

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What Else?

On 25 May, Dubai announced reopening of gyms, malls, cinemas and other entertainment venues in the city. And now, residents who are planning to movie date have a set of rules to abide by. A stringent hygiene protocol has been set for cinema chains to reopen after two months. Among the rules that are mandatory are social distancing and wearing a facemask at all times.

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Here are changes you must expect when you go to the movies next:

1. Reduced Show Time

Showtimes have been reduced drastically, and rightly so. Most films are screened only once a day, a few blockbusters such as Birds of Prey run two shows per day. In addition, with Covid rules still in place, most films screening currently are re-runs. So, in case you missed your favorite flick, here’s your chance to catch up.

2. One-Size Popcorn

You can munch on your favourite popcorn through the film, but only in one size. Customers cannot order popcorn in different sizes as they come pre-packed in a resealable paper bag. But don’t worry, its more than enough for during the film and for your drive back home.

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3. Seating Arrangement

The website seating plan is way different form what it used to be. A lot seats are blocked off. Normally, customers could pick up to 110 seats. However, the number has now been reduced to 32 seats only.

So, you can be rest assured of the social distancing norms. In addition, the seats also read ”

Credits: The National

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