A circular released by China’s State Council on epidemic prevention and control on Friday said the movie industry is counting down the days when business will resume.

The notification said that indoor venues and other entertainment spots such as movie theaters would be required to sell advance tickets and limit capacity when they reopen after being closed for 105 days.

Shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and other public facilities will be fully operational, the circular said.

Analysts said it was optimistic that theaters would reopen in May as it could provide a new wave of box office peaks during the summer.

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