Rio's open-air cinema hosts last show amid COVID-19
Web Editor:International daily
An open-air cinema in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro put on its final show on Friday after over five-month of operation for local residents.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the local government maintained the closure of cinemas and theaters but allowed open-air movies or performances with limited number of audience and epidemic prevention regulations.
Every week in the past five months since April, staff from the Rio Films drove movie trailers to deliver movies to local communities.
Their last show on Friday was arranged in a parking lot in Rio’s artist nursing house, where over 50 retired playwrights, musicians and poets live, to express their appreciation to these artists behind the scene.
"Our open-air cinema has come to an end, but the pandemic is not over yet. We will launch another event to help people enjoy the artistic works at home. Although the economic recovery for the municipal government is still under progress, we still hope to bring joy for those who are staying at home," said Cesar Ribeiro, President of the Rio Films.