On August 26, 2020, Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management together with Indonesia COVID-19 Task Force announced the reopening of cinemas in Jakarta during the New Normal period. The decision is of course followed by the implementation of detail and strict health protocols by all cinemas. The reopening of cinemas is also expected to bring an improvement in Indonesia’s economic recovery.

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Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Wishnutama said that cinema is an important part of society, not only in the entertainment aspect but also in the film industry and creative economy. So, this reopening is expected to revive that sector in Indonesia. However, there are several priorities that must be implemented, such as the strict application of the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, environment) protocol and the commitment of the cinema industry players in complying with regulations issued by the government. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has also compiled a handbook or guidebook on health protocols and prepared videos of CHSE community services. As well as has simulated the opening and application of health protocols in theaters since last July 2020.

Though still in discussion about the exact date, here are movies you can look forward once the cinemas are reopening:

Mulan

This movie is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name, based on the Chinese folklore “The Ballad of Mulan”. The film stars Liu Yifei in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. The plot is similar to the animation in which Mulan’s attempt to save her father from serving in the Imperial Army. The fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

Tenet

Tenet is a 2020 spy film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who produced it with Emma Thomas. A co-production between the United Kingdom and the United States, it stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. The plot follows a secret agent who must manipulate time in order to prevent World War III.

Peninsula

Sequel to South Korean zombie film Train to Busan (2016), Peninsula is a story about a soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula. The movie stars Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun.

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