Cinemas in Hong Kong will be allowed to reopen from Friday as part of a phased relaxation of social distancing measures in the city. The move was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the city’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, after a meeting of the Executive Council.

Broadway Cinemas, one of Hong Kong’s leading multiplex operators, quickly announced a slate of films that it would be playing from May 8. It includes a mix of older titles and some new Asian and independent U.S. titles: “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” “Better Days,” and “Tora-san, Wish You Were Here.” The highest profile new movie from Hollywood is Dreamworks Animation and Universal’s “Trolls World Tour.” In an emailed update, Universal said that its “Emma” will open in Hong Kong on May 14.

Theaters will be kept below full capacity. In one example of its seating map, Broadway showed pairs…

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