Late Sunday movie screenings get green light

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Late night movie-goers wanting to watch a film on a Sunday may soon be able to do so following changes to the Cinematograph (Amendment) Rules 2013. 

The changes to the law, which came into effect on June 17, allows cinemas to stay open between 2 p.m. and midnight on Sundays, offering an extra viewing slot to customers.  

The amended law also allows for movies designated as suitable for ages 17 and under to be shown on Sundays.  

Under the previous version of the cinematographic rules, only movies suitable for viewers 16 and under could be shown on Sundays.  

The previous legislation made it impossible for Grand Cayman’s only cinema, Regal Cinemas, to start showings after 9 p.m.  

A representative of Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 movie theater said the organization is aware of the changes to the law but has not yet decided on a date to implement the new time slots.  

Sean Bodden, chairman of the Cinematographic Board, said, “By extending the exhibiting hours for movies on Sundays, we are providing our community with more opportunities to engage in family friendly activities.” 

Other changes to the Cinematographic Rules include an increased fee for annual licenses for each screen in a cinema building, from $1,000 to $1,500. 

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Recent changes to legislation mean movie fans may be able to spend their Sunday nights at the cinema. – PHOTO: CHRIS COURT
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Good News, But better news would be new movie theater somewhere else but Camana Bay. How lovely a Drive-In would be maybe out east somewhere, There reasonably priced technology that’ll transmit the sound of people car radio’s. Just a hint to all you young entrepreneur’s and with no consultation fees..

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  2. Whoo hoo. An extra movie on Sunday. But I guess with the increased licencing fees the price of a movie just went up again. So those of you who cant afford to go watch a movie now dont look forward to being able to go anytime soon.

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