Tuesday, October 27

Curfew: how restaurants, cinemas and cultural venues are adapting

Morning cinema screenings, delivery, late dinner at the hotel, late nights … Despite fears, the time has come for adaptation. And sometimes with originality.

Deserted terraces and streets frozen in silence. In the world before, you would have thought it was 2 a.m. But in the time of Covid-19, the party is over. Nearly 20 million inhabitants in the Paris region and in eight metropolises complied on Saturday evening with the curfew obligation between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., a measure supposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“Everyone will adapt,” Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Friday. “Including the world of culture”. Thus putting an end to the hopes of professionals in the field, while the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot pleaded for a relaxation. One thing is certain: for some, more than others, adapting to the curfew is a challenge. Even if solutions, sometimes original, are starting to emerge.

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