Entertainment industry slowly adjusts to new normal

Ster Kinekor Theatre
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It seems the industry is opening up and adjusting to the new normal as a number of events are lining up in Zimbabwe with Ster Kinekor set to open its doors and Intwasa Arts Festival in Bulawayo having put out dates.

For nearly seven months the entertainment industry in Zimbabwe has been put on hold as it could not operate because the congregation of people poses a threat to the health of the nation.

The global virus Covid-19 caused all this as its spread has come with detrimental effects in Zimbabwe and the world at large.

So, for the past nearly seven months, artistes have been out of work, especially those who do live acts, with festivals cancelled, some postponed to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Now under the new normal it seems some artistes and other entertainment domains have come up with ingenious ways to try meander through the regulations and hold their events or open their venues.

This Friday, movie house Ster Kinekor will be opening its doors to the public under strict Covid-19 regulations. Only two cinemas will be open and those will carry a maximum of 50 people at a time.

Ster Kinekor complex manager Comfort Mbaserah said the movies will be premiered through three shows.

“We will be opening the cinema this Friday at 50 percent capacity and with Covid-19 protocols being adhered to where we will have three shows per day to the be held at 11.40AM, 2PM and 4.30PM.


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