Post Pandemic Technologies: How to Keep Moviegoers (and Staff) Safe

By Patrick von Sychowski | June 24, 2020 6:01 am PDT

This is a 15 minute presentation I gave on the 18th of June at the virtual CineEurope conference, discussing how cinema operator can use technologies to keep audiences and their staff safe form the Coronavirus, which we are sharing here for the benefit of everybody.

There are a lot of different technological solution, including robots that clean the floor, dispense hand sanitizer, tell you to keep social distance, while cleaning the floor, or £100,000 robots that ‘zap’ a space clean with ultraviolet light. But keeping in mind the Fast-Cheap-Good project management paradox (also known as the Iron Triangle, where you can have two of the three, but not all three), what strategies are best to adopt and what are some of the solutions out there that you might want to consider?

This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive overview, but rather to stimulate some thinking and provide ideas and pointers. The most important advice is to follow regulations that are specific to your country and/or region, as well as talking to your established vendors and technology partners about how they might be able to help.

Thank you to Film Expo Group, Bob Sunshine and Andrew Sunshine, as well as Phil Clapp at the UKCA and Laura Houlgatte at UNIC for inviting us to talk on this topic and letting us share this presentation here.

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