MovieTowne owner, Derek Chin, is of the view that people, particularly children, just needed a place to exhale and this led to the large crowd outside his establishment on Saturday evening.
Labelling it as COVID-19 fatigue, Chin said on Saturday, the majority of the children wore masks and adhered to non-grouping.
Chin assured, however, that MovieTowne has and continues to operate within the COVID-19 protocols.
Chin admitted that many parents use MovieTowne as the babysitter for their kids. “We try to keep a clean secure and safe environment. Check and you can see that! It’s also difficult for ‘tired’ parents. Bringing up kids into today’s world is no mean feat. The children need places to exhale too. We try to do our part as responsible people.”
He pointed out that this was a phenomenon that happened from time to time and was not an everyday occurrence.
Chin said other than one small incident, the evening was well monitored and managed.
He said “The kids had a good time and followed the instructions according to the police and security.”