The Guild of German Art Cinemas, or AG Kino for short, represents art-house cinemas in Germany. In an open letter, it is now calling for uniform and realistic opening conditions for cinemas as of July 1. Currently, theaters are confronted with a federal patchwork of requirements, the letter states. Here, the guild is calling on politicians to impose conditions “that are proportionate, sensible and comparable nationwide.” Studies have shown that the risk of infection in cinemas is relatively low, it says.
“The rapidly falling incidences and the ever-increasing vaccination rate are leading to relaxations in many areas of society. But unfortunately we observe for the cultural venues still a holding back, postponing and putting off of the policy,” says Christian Bräuer, chairman of the AG Kino – Gilde e.V..