Movie Theaters in Italy to Reopen as Part of ‘Calculated Risk’ to Kick-Start Economy

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte asks the country to accept that the coronavirus “contagion curve may rise again”

Movie theaters in Italy are set to open their doors again on June 15 as part of a “calculated risk” to restart the country’s economy, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Saturday evening.

“We’re facing a calculated risk in the knowledge that the contagion curve may rise again,” Conte said in a televised address. “We have to accept it otherwise we will never be able to start up again.”

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com