MOVIE THEATER. Since July 21, 2021, the health pass is required in cinemas. But wearing a mask remains compulsory in most multiplexes.
[Mis à jour le 22 juillet 2021 à 10h57] Since July 21, 2021, the health pass is mandatory in cinemas in France. To get to the rooms, you must present one of the following documents at the entrance: a certificate showing a QR Code attesting that all the phases of the vaccination have been completed (more than 7 days from the second injection ), a negative result of a PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours or a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 dating less than 6 months and more than 15 days. Note that the self-tests are not part of the health pass. Violators risk a fine of 1,500 euros.
The compulsory health pass in cinemas means that the government has decided not to impose the wearing of masks on spectators. But the prefect of the department, or the operator can decide to make it compulsory: most multiplexes have thus decided to keep the obligation to wear a mask inside their establishments, and this, during the entire session and travel. The mask remains mandatory in the RMCs, announced the CEO of the group, as well as the cinemas belonging to the groups Gaumont Pathé, UGC, Kinepolis or MK2.
The health pass in cinemas, from what age?
For the moment, the obligation of the health pass to go to see a film in theaters only concerns adults. The health pass is mandatory at the entrance to cinemas for people from 12 years old only from August 30, 2021, while MPs voted for a postponement until the end of September. Since vaccination has only been open to young people aged 12 to 18 since the end of June, the government has decided to show “flexibility” for adolescents, who have had less time than others to be vaccinated. Children under 12 will not be required to present a health pass at the entrance to the cinemas. Find your cinema sessions by clicking on the linkin.
all you need to know about sanitary rules in the cinema
After the first lockdown, the rule about wearing masks in theaters changed several times. From July 21, 2021, wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory but recommended. The reason: spectators must already present a health pass to see films. However, it can be made compulsory by the prefect of the department, the operator or the organization, at the discretion of each. Here is the list of cinemas in which wearing a mask remains compulsory:
- Gaumont Pathé
From July 21, 2021, the health pass, a new health protocol, is necessary to go to cinemas. Before entering cultural establishments, it is therefore necessary to present either a document proving that the two phases of the vaccination have been validated, or provide a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours, or prove by means of a medical certificate to have contracted the coronavirus and therefore be immune. The self-tests do not, however, validate the health pass.