Cinemas are remaining closed until they are able to sell food and drinks to patrons.
The move was made as Government allowed the reopening of cinemas at a 50 per cent capacity, with the stipulation that patrons wear their masks inside and do not consume food or drinks.
This prompted a meeting of the country’s top cinema owners, from MovieTowne, Caribbean Cinemas, CinemaONE and Estate 101.
In a joint statement, they say the latest measures make it financially impossible to reopen cinemas, since the sale of food and drinks are essential in what makes a movie theatre economically viable.
Next weekend, the Prime Minister is expected to state whether any adjustments can be made to the existing restrictions, based on the COVID-19 environment.
The owners of other businesses such as bars and restaurants are also eagerly waiting to see whether in-house dining would be allowed again at their establishments.