As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the Kamloops Film Society has announced its film festival will continue to its scheduled conclusion on Satuday evening.
Regular showings will resume as scheduled following the festival.
Five films have yet to screen at the Kamloops Film Festival, including two screenings on Friday evening and three on Saturday.
Attendance will be limited in compliance with a province-mandated limit on gatherings to 250 people.
The festival's closing night party will also continue on Saturday night.
In response to the pandemic, the film society says it has taken on additional cleaning and sanitizing policies, including the use of "industrial grade sanitizer" on doorknobs and credit card terminals before, during and after each night's screenings.
"We will be continuing with our programming as scheduled for now, but assessing the situation daily," reads a statement signed by Kamloops Film Society executive director Dusan Magdolen.
Although refunds are not typically offered for the film festival, they will be for the remainder of the festival.
The Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St., is open from noon to 4 p.m. and evenings when screenings are running.
"We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and increased vigilance during this complicated time. We continue to be committed to bringing the best films from Canada and around the world to Kamloops audiences," the statement concludes.