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Ster-Kinekor may open drive-ins in 'one or two locations where it makes sense'

6 July 2020 7:25 PM
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"We’ve done all of the back-end work. There are one or two locations where it will make sense," says CEO Ryan Williams.

It's unlikely that movie-lovers will return to cinemas in large numbers when they reopen in South Africa and around the world.

It is, therefore, unsurprising that drive-in cinemas have made a comeback in South Africa.

Cape Town is getting a drive-in cinema with an LED screen for daytime watching and Ster-Kinekor is also looking into it.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ryan Williams, CEO at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

I have a few extra grey hairs, but we’re looking forward to helping people back into our spaces safely.

Ryan Williams, CEO - Ster-Kinekor Theatres

We will have one or two cinemas less… The good locations remain good locations. One must look through the cycle…

Ryan Williams, CEO - Ster-Kinekor Theatres

There’s so much quality content that has been delayed…

Ryan Williams, CEO - Ster-Kinekor Theatres

Going to the movies is going to be a fundamentally different experience… people are required to wear masks, hand sanitiser all over the place… We’re only taking online bookings…

Ryan Williams, CEO - Ster-Kinekor Theatres

I watched my very first movie at a drive-in. I’d love to see them back! … The big challenge is getting access to content… We might [open a drive-in soon]. We’ve done all of the back-end work. There are one or two locations where it will make sense…

Ryan Williams, CEO - Ster-Kinekor Theatres

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


6 July 2020 7:25 PM
Tags:
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The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Ster-Kinekor
Coronavirus
COVID-19
Coronavirus in South Africa
covid-19 in south africa
drive-in cinema
reopening of economy
Ryan Williams
drive-in

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