‘I’m shocked’: businesses brace for long wait to reopen under Melbourne’s Covid roadmap

Victoria’s path out of shutdown is contentious and uncertain for cinemas, beauty salons and hospitality venues

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Soon after the pandemic began the sign out front of the Thornbury Picture House read: “Cinema closed until real life doesn’t feel like a movie.”

Now the message is a little less whimsical: “Stay strong, Thornbury. We love you.”

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