18-05-2020

Cinema Splendid Palace Reopens In Riga But Multikino Latvia Ceases Operations

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RIGA: Cinema Splendid Palace, operated by the Riga Municipality, will be the first cinema to reopen in Riga on 19 May, following Latvia’s easing of lockdown restrictions, which began on 12 May. A new initiative, a Drive-in cinema opened near the Riga city centre on 16 May. However, Multikino Latvia has announced it ceased operations after almost ten years in the business in Riga.

Multikino Latvia had eight screens with the capacity of 1566 seats.

Cultural institutions in Latvia, including cinemas, are now allowed to open, provided that they follow the guidelines, including a maximum of 25 people at the premises or at a small scale event, keeping the distance between people, and providing disinfectants.

Cinema Splendid Palace, a historical venue with two screens and a total capacity of 772 seats, is a member of Europa Cinemas. The cinema will reopen screening the films that were in its repertoire before the closure.

Other cinemas have not yet announced their opening dates.