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• Things are going well in Antwerp torch theater It opens again from Sunday. “We want to resume the ‘Christmas Kids’ series of shows as soon as possible,” says director Sam Verhoeven. “We will be moving the shows that were canceled this week into February.”
According to Verhoeven, the reopening is planned “only” on Sunday because a lot of practical matters have to be arranged again. “We need to contact people who have been told their show has already been postponed to say they can now come and watch on the original date,” he says. “It’s about 200 people a day because the shows are all sold out. But of course we are glad we can get back to work.”
• Opera Ballet of Flanders He is still discussing the resumption of the “La Bohème” series of shows as soon as possible. It’s probably too late for shows that were still planned in Antwerp until December 31, but the series planned from January 8 in Ghent may continue.
• noug in resume Antwerp theater house Already Wednesday evening in Borla the show “The Sheep Song” by FC Bergman for an audience of 200 people. The piece is still scheduled to be shown Thursday evening. “Following the State Council’s decision last night, we immediately began contacting,” spokeswoman Lin van de Putt said. “Everyone is eager to start over.”
• Kinepolis It will not reopen until January 1st. The chain announced this on Wednesday. “We have just prepared everything for the closure, and we are now making full preparations for reopening,” spokeswoman Anneline van Tross said. “It’s not so easy that we can turn the light back on.” The staff, among other things, must be mobilized again. It’s a true rollercoaster, according to Van Tross. “We’ll be back to work with staff planning, programming, ticket sales, etc.”
The spokeswoman cannot quantify exactly the financial impact of the short-term closure. “We can’t put a number on that. But the Christmas holidays are the peak period for us, so it’s such a shame that we have to shut down for a few days,” she says. “We hope for more stable waters in the near future.”
• User Generated Content, the second largest cinema chain in Belgium, will welcome visitors to cinemas again from tomorrow. The company announced this announcement on Facebook. During the day, programming will be added to the site again.
• Not only the auditoriums of Antwerp’s theater, but also many of the city’s cinemas are preparing to reopen. cartoon cinema Behind the town hall they did it right on tuesday evening, Light Cinema In Antwerp and Mechelen it opens again on Wednesdays and Cinema Van De Studio in Antwerp South is doing everything it can to open again from Thursday.
• Cinema ZED in Leuven will open its doors again on January 1. Cinema ZED’s second branch, in Hasselt, will reopen on January 2. The halls are only open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. “We want to start the new year with a fresh start,” says Maxime Vangompel of Cinema ZED. “Opening again now will not be possible either: we have to prepare the programming again. Everyone is welcome again from January. We expect that we will have to take into account the capacity constraints.”