French cinemas prepare to re-open amid huge backlog of films

French cinemas are due to re-open next week after lockdown measures last October blanked out screens across the country, but along with strict regulations that will limit their seating capacity to a third of the normal they must also juggle with presenting dozens of films that have queued up for release.

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No fewer than 45 films are slated for release when French cinemas reopen on May 19th after six months of pandemic-induced closure, reports Radio France Internationale.