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#Showbiz: Kids can now enter cinemas with parents

KUALA LUMPUR: Children under the age of 12 are now permitted into cinemas if they are accompanied by fully vaccinated parents or guardians.

The news was announced by popular cinema chains GSC and TGV on Saturday via social media.

On Twitter, GSC wrote: "GSC updated. New SOP from MSC has been announced. Kids below 12 can now enter the cinemas accompanied by fully vaccinated parents. Counter purchase for F&B are now available."

TGV also wrote on Twitter that "TGV is welcoming kids back to the movies and tickets will be made available to you very soon."

GSC added that the new SOP is only applicable for Phase 4 states under the National Recovery Plan.

Although food and beverages can currently be purchased over the counter, it still advised patrons to pre-order them online.

Existing SOP for all cinemas still applies and will be strictly adhered to to ensure the safety of everyone. This includes wearing a face mask at all times and complying with social distancing requirements by sitting at designated seats.

Previously, cinemas were allowed to resume operations in September with the condition that only fully vaccinated adults aged 18 and above were permitted into the establishments.  

In October, the restrictions were lifted for fully vaccinated teens aged 12 to 17 years old.

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