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Cinema City to Reopen, Along With Film Screenings at Budapest City Hall

Dorottya Zalay 2021.05.30.

As cultural life is restarting in Hungary, Cinema City will reopen its venues on June 3rd, while Budapest City Hall is also welcoming the public with a variety of events.

According to a press release, after a more than six-month-long break, Cinema City theaters across the country will show the Oscar-winning film Nomadland, computer-animated film Soul, and a Hungarian film, Hét kis véletlen, among other international and Hungarian movies.

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On their website, Cinema City announced that they will welcome everyone over the age of 18 with an immunity certificate, while 16 to 18 year-olds have to be escorted by an inoculated adult, unless they can prove that they have received their vaccination. Visitors will be asked by staff to show their immunity card, or mobile application, along with an identification document. According to current government guidance, face coverings will not be mandatory in cinemas, however, staff will be wearing masks. Cinema City is asking visitors to use cashless payment if possible, and follow other hygiene measures to keep everyone safe.

According to their website, detailed screening schedules will be made available the afternoon of May 30th. They added that unused gift tickets will be extended until December 3, 2021, and will be redeemable from June 3rd.

In addition to the cinema experience, the event series called ‘Városházi Esték’ (‘Evenings at the City Hall’) provides another way of spending summer evenings. Budapest City Hall is welcoming people to a variety of cultural events, the Mayor of Budapest Gergely Karácsony shared on his Facebook page on Wednesday. On the 25th of May, the event series began with a film festival called ‘Friss Hús’ which will run until June 2nd. The founder of ‘Friss Hús,’ Dániel Deák, said that the open-air film screenings at the City Hall are a good opportunity to make the film festival an integral part of Budapesters’ lives.

In addition to movie screenings, the City Hall’s courtyard will host theater plays, and concerts, too. On June 5th, for example, visitors can see a performance by CISZ Gypsy Soloists, organized by Szabadtér Színház. In his post, the mayor encouraged his followers to visit the Facebook page ‘Budapest Városháza’ to find out about upcoming events at the City Hall.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI