In what could be the most random move of the year, a Malaysian cinema has declared that Muslim movie-goers will now have to abide by a sex-segregated seating arrangement.
TGV Cinemas at Mesra Mall, Terengganu, recently announced on Facebook that they’re implementing the seating separation beginning September 3, 2020.
Movie-goers will be separated according to the following categories: Women, families, and men.
The cinema also posted that all attendees will have to obey the following rules:
- Muslim viewers must dress appropriately and cover their bodies.
- Non-Muslim viewers must dress in clothes that are not too tight, too thin, or too short.
- Movie-goers are not allowed to bring alcohol into the cinema.
According to their post, this new set of rules are based on the guidelines set by the Kemaman Municipal Council (MPK).
“This implementation will only be enforced at this location alone. We hope you can obey all these conditions and your cooperation is much appreciated,” TGV Cinemas wrote in their post.
The cinema did not elaborate what steps would be taken to ensure their patron’s religion, or specify the length and thickness of clothing that would be consider “inappropriate.”
You can view the original Facebook post here:
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