The announcement of the curfew this Wednesday evening angered cultural professionals, while theaters, cinemas, theaters will have to close at 9 p.m. in the areas concerned.
The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, announced this Thursday evening, in the columns of Parisian, his wish for a relaxation of the curfew for shows.
From this Saturday, theaters, cinemas and performance halls will have to close at 9 p.m. throughout Ile-de-France and in the eight metropolises. affected by this curfew. A new blow for those involved in culture, already subject to a draconian health protocol as part of the fight against the coronavirus.
One of the solutions defended by theaters is that show tickets can serve as a certificate for the movement of spectators after 9:00 p.m. An idea supported by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
“What they would like is rather to consider that 9 p.m. is not the time you should be at home but, for those who have a ticket for a play or a movie, the time of the departure of the room “, explains the minister to our colleagues. “It seems plausible to me. People take 30 minutes or even an hour to return, the time it takes, it is their ticket that would serve as proof. The government will examine this request, subject of course to developments. of the health situation “.
Advance the representations?
Several Parisian theaters quickly made the decision to advance their shows, such as the Théâtre du Chaillot, the Opéra-Comique, the Philharmonie de Paris and several theaters including the Rond-Point.
“What struck me this Thursday morning, through my exchanges with several theater directors, is their desire to open up, to play, to put on a show, by bringing forward the schedules”, greets Roselyne Bachelot.
An aid plan
The Minister of Culture has also announced to have an appointment this Friday morning with the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire to “continue to build an aid plan”.
“France has mobilized very strongly and is by far the country which has supported its cultural sector the most, in particular on everything relating to support measures such as partial unemployment”, she assures, promising that if the crisis were to continue, “this device will be continued and improved”.