After the recent announcement by our Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, it has been confirmed that the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be further extended until 28 April 2020. It has been said that although numbers are of satisfactory level, the MCO would have to be further stretched out for another 2 weeks in effort to fully curb the spread of the COVID-19.
Cinema Closure Extension
In accordance with the announcement as well as the Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors’ (MAFE) statement which was released earlier in the week on 6 April 2020, TGV Cinemas will extend the cinema closure period until 30 April 2020.
The safety and health of our customers as well as employees are important to TGV Cinemas and although TGV wishes to open their doors soonest possible for people to break free and enjoy movies on the big screen again, it feels that doing so now will be a premature move. This is also in cognizance with the efforts of other film exhibitors across the ASEAN region, namely, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Singapore, which have also closed their cinemas to prevent gatherings in the interest of the public’s and customers’ safety.
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Dear TGV moviegoers, Don’t worry! We'll be back very soon. For now, TGV Cinemas will be temporarily closed in the best interest of your health and well-being. Here's a special message from our CEO to help uplift your spirits: https://bit.ly/TGV-NoteFromCEO ❤️ #TGVCares #TheFightIsStillOn 💪 #StayHome #DudukRumah #StaySafe #StayHealthy
TGV’s Enhanced Safety Measures
TGV Cinemas has always placed the well-being of the customers as our priority and in concern with the recent pandemic, even when TGV reopens back again on 1 May 2020, patrons can be ensured that extra preventive measures will be carried out at all cinema locations.
Some of the heightened steps which will be practised include:
- Hand sanitisers being placed throughout all locations.
- Temperature checks on each customer at the ticket tearing point.
- Social distance markers being placed at queue zones such as the ticket counter,kiosk, Candy Bar, and washrooms.
- Social Distance Seating — a unique seating plan that implements having two emptyseats and an alternating row between each patron. This is in line with the socialdistancing rule which was enforced by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
- Increasing time in between movie sessions (30 minutes) to allow more thoroughcleaning and sanitisation.
- Sanitising and cleaning common customer touchpoints more frequentlyincluding hall seats after every movie session.
- #TGVCares public service announcements (PSAs) being displayed at all locations.
- TGV employees having their temperatures checked twice a day. They will also observe higher personal hygiene protocols by washing and sanitising handsregularly as well as wearing masks.“The recent pandemic has called for TGV to further enhance the safety measures within all locations because the well-being of our customers will always take precedence and especially at this point in time. We not only want to play the role of ensuring our customers and staff have safe, protected moments at TGV but also for the benefit of the nation as we work together to further stem the COVID-19,” remarked Yeoh Oon Lai, CEO of TGV Cinemas.Click here for a note from our CEO and more information about our closure:https://www.tgv.com.my/announcement/a-note-from-our-ceo