Proposed changes to pandemic restriction rules in Manitoba over the next few weeks could see almost all businesses allowed to reopen, with expanded capacity limits — except for indoor theatres.
Both cinemas and live theatres would remain closed under the proposed changes, along with bingo halls and casinos, with no reopening date in the foreseeable future.
Bill Walker, the CEO of Landmark Cinemas Canada, says he can’t understand or accept the Manitoba government’s decision to categorize theatres as high-risk venues.
“Honestly, we are offended. It feels like we have not done our job of communicating clearly the health and safety measures we operate with,” he said.