Cinemas have passed on the right to open from today, in part because of the tough operating rules introduced to contain the spread of coronavirus.
They are now looking at opening in September provided there are no restrictions.
Speaking to Radio Active, the president of the Pancyprian Cinemas Association and managing director of Rio, Marios Herodotou said that under the current conditions it was impossible for indoor cinemas to operate and therefore Rio, K Cineplex and Pantheon will remain closed.
Reasons cited are the restrictive measures which limit the number of spectators depending on the space and provide for the allocation of seats with distancing, the heat which requires air conditioning and the freeze in new Hollywood productions.
Cinema managers will revisit the issue if the epidemiological situation allows the lifting of the restrictions.