Ayala Cebu cinemas to reopen this November 30

Nothing beats watching movies on the big screen. The atmosphere, the surround sound, and just the overall feels just hit differently.

Cebu, like many other places in the country, has already been placed under the ‘more relaxed’ Alert Level 2 that allows re-opening of the cinemas for the first time since the lockdown and quarantines have begun. With this, according to Ayala Center Cebu Management, the official reopening date for its cinemas will be on November 30, 2021.

This announcement is just in time to give us hope on watching the most anticipated Marvel movies, the Eternals as well as to give us plenty of time to get our vaccine shots.

As of this time, all we know is that only vaccinated individuals are allowed to enter the malls and enjoy the cinemas for now.


Alert level 2 in definition by the “Guidelines on the Implementation of Alert Levels System for Covid-19 Response in Pilot Areas”, refers to areas wherein case transmission is low and decreasing, healthcare utilization is low or case counts are low but increasing, or case counts are low and decreasing but total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate is increasing.

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  • Venues for meeting, incentives, conferences and exhibitions
  • Social events such as parties, wedding receptions, debut, birthday and reunions
  • Tourist attractions such as museums, galleries, exhibits, parks, public gardens and scenic viewpoints or overlooks
  • Amusement parks/theme parks
  • Recreational venues such as internet cafes, arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks and swimming pools
  • Cinema and movie houses
  • Limited face-to-face classes for basic and higher education
  • Licensure or entrance/qualifying exams
  • Dine-in services such as kiosks, restaurants and eateries
  • Personal care establishments like barbershops, hair salons, spas, reflexology among others
  • Fitness studios, gyms and individual non-contact exercise and sports
  • Film, music and television production
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These alert levels system though are new community quarantine classifications that aims to manage and minimize the risk of the disease through system indicators, triggers and thresholds determined by the IATF.

We are starting to loosen the restrictions in our country so this is hoping that everyone will do their part by being vaccinated as well.

Note: In IATF’s Alert Level system, Alert Level 2 permits maximum of 50% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only. Those below 18 years of age, even if unvaccinated, may enjoy 70% outdoor venue capacity.

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Marel Baluyos
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