Ster-Kinekor will reopen next week - here's what you can expect

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  • Ster-Kinekor will reopen 32 of its cinemas on 28 August - only 50 guests will be allowed in each screening room.
  • Patrons will no longer be able to purchase tickets and snacks in the cinema but are required to make all purchases online. 
  • After each movie, guests will be required to leave the auditorium row by row, starting from the back. 
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Ster-Kinekor will reopen 32 of its cinemas next Friday, 28 August.

Each cinema will be permitted to host 50 patrons per screening room at a time, excluding staff members, while complying with strict safety protocols.  

Patrons who are 60 years and older are discouraged from visiting cinemas.

Ster-Kinekor's remaining 21 cinemas are set to open on 18 September.

Here’s what to expect:

  • From Monday to Thursday, screening times will start at 14:00, with the last movie finishing at 21:00.
  • On Fridays and Saturdays shows will start from 12:00 to 21:00.
  • On Sundays screening times start at 12:00, with the last movie finishing at 19:00.
  • All movie tickets and snacks must be ordered online through the Ster-Kinekor App or on its website. You will be issued with a barcode which you will present on the day, as well as to collect any snacks ordered.
  • Before doors are open, a misting device will be used to sanitise all screening rooms, lounge areas, foyers, hand railings and seats.
  • Masks and temperature screening are compulsory when entering the cinema foyer (but you may “temporarily” removed masks only when you eat or drink while watching the movie).
  • Patrons will be seated one to three seats apart.
  • After the film ends, you will be required to exit the auditorium row-by-row starting from the back of the cinema.
  • Patrons must remove empty popcorn and other containers to discard in the dustbins which will be placed in the cinema foyers.
  • Foyer floors have been marked for social distancing.
  • Shows will be staggered to manage the number of people in the foyer. 

“We’ve been getting ready to welcome patrons back to the cinema since Government’s announcement on the 6th July 2020. We have taken every step to ensure the safe return of our guests and staff to the cinema with our staff having undergone extensive Covid-19 operations training,” said deputy CEO, Motheo Matsau.

Here's a list of the cinemas opening on 28 August:

Eastern Cape


Free State 



Brooklyn Commercial

Carnival City





Mall of Africa


The Grove




Gateway Commercial



Mall of the North




North West

Mooi Rivier


Northern Cape

North Cape

Western Cape


Blue Route



Garden Route

N1 City




Tyger Valley

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