Iconic microcinema Cinema Centenario officially closes its doors, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as its reason for the closure.
The indie movie hub said its farewell on its Facebook page, detailing its humble beginnings, as well as the insurmountable obstacles that diminished any hopes for its reopening.
‘Hindi ito naging madali para sa main’, read the post, pointing out that it’s been more than 200 days since the cinema’s operations were suspended.
‘Malaking factor sa aming desisyon ang safety and sustainability, kahit payagan pang magbukas ang mga sinehan, it won’t work sa aming kinalalagyan’.
‘Hindi biro ang safety concerns na hatid ng pandemyang ito kaya umabot kami sa desisyong ito’.
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Still, Cinema Centenario was grateful for the memories and encouraged its patrons to continue to support local films.
‘Sana, manatili rin ang inyong suporta sa kung saan man kami magpunta. Uncertain pa kung ano ang hatid ng ‘New Normal.’ But we will move forward sa patuloy na pagdevelop ng Pelikulang Pilipino even beyond its centennial celebration’.
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