Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Ster-Kinekor follows Nu Metro and shuts down its movie theatres in South Africa before the 21-day national lockdown starts because of Covid-19.

by Thinus Ferreira

Ster-Kinekor has now also shuttered the cinema chain's movie theatres in South Africa following Nu Metro that did so on Tuesday as South Africa prepares for the government-ordered 21-day national shutdown starting on 26 March 2020 because of the spread of Covid-19 in the country amidst the global coronavirus pandemic.

"All Ster-Kinekor cinemas will be closed from 18:00 on 24 March until 16 April 2020," Ster-Kinekor tells TVwithThinus in a statement. "We will reopen after the lockdown or as otherwise directed by the South African government.

"We at Ster-Kinekor care about the health and wellbeing of our customers and staff, we continue to encourage all South Africans to follow all health, hygiene and other legal regulations as communicated by the by the South African government."

"We will closely monitor recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the department of health, and we look forward to inviting everyone to once again enjoy experiencing Great Moments at Ster-Kinekor," says Ryan Williams, Ster-Kinekor Theatres CEO.