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South African Cinemas Reopening This Weekend – Everything You Need to Know

On 28 August 2020 South African cinemas are reopening for business. This marks 5 months since they closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa. The #GoBIGagain campaign is ushering in the reopening to celebrate the opportunity to watch movies on the big screen again.

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Users are urged to visit the GoBIGagain microsite to learn everything they need to know about the reopening of cinemas in South Africa this weekend.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#C9FF12″ class=”” size=”21″]“We are very excited to roll out our ‘Go BIG Again’ campaign, which is the culmination of a coordinated industry effort to establish a responsible reopening strategy for the full spectrum of the local cinema business. All of South Africa’s cinema exhibitors, film distributors and international studio representatives, along with other industry stakeholders, joined hands and have been collaborating for the past few months to effectively map out the reopening of the industry on non- competitive terms. We are also very grateful for the overwhelming support from our partners in the media and entertainment community, who have demonstrated keen interest over the past few months and teamed up with us to launch this campaign nationwide. It’s time to go BIG again!”[/perfectpullquote]

Of course, visiting a cinema for the next few months is not going to be the same so there are a few things you need to keep in mind before heading out to watch a movie.

  • Online bookings in advance are encouraged – Cinemas are now limited to the number of people allowed inside. Book to make sure you get a spot in the new limited-capacity setups.
  • Wear a mask – Don’t be a Karen. All staff and customers need to wear masks during your cinema visit. Customers may take their masks off to eat and drink snack only inside the cinema auditoria but are urged to put them back on afterwards.
  • Temperature checks – Everyone will have their temperature checked upon arrival.
  • Sanitize – Customers are urged to sanitize their hands at the designated stations throughout the cinema.
  • Social distancing – Please practice safe distancing in the ticket and snack area leaving at least 1.5m of distance between you and another person. Find out more on the GoBIGagain site.

Where can you watch movies in South Africa?

Keep in mind that Nu Metro cinemas are only open during the weekend until further notice. In addition, users are urged to visit the goBIGagain site to see if the cinema close to you is available during the early stages of opening.

What movies are available in South African cinemas?

Movie selection is slim at launch. However, users can look forward to more launching soon. Here’s everything you can watch in South African cinemas this weekend.

Launching on 28 August 2020

  • Tenet
  • AVA
  • Fatima
  • Tabaluga: The Little Dragon
  • My Spy

Coming Soon in 2020

  • The New Mutants – 4 September
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – 11 September
  • Flatland – 11 September
  • Mulan – 11 September
  • Unhinged – 11 September
  • Trolls: World Tour – 18 September
  • The High Note – 25 September
  • The King’s Man – 25 September
  • Wonder Woman 1984 – 2 October
  • Dreambuilders – 9 October
  • The Secret Garden – 9 October
  • Candyman – 30 October
  • Connected – 30 October
  • Black Widow 6 November
  • The Secret: Dare to Dream – 6 November
  • Six Minutes to Midnight – 6 November
  • Greenland – 13 November
  • Mrs Lowry – 13 November
  • Godzilla Vs King Kong – 20 November
  • No Time to Die – 27 November
  • Free Guy 11 December
  • The Elfkings – 18 December


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Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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