Movie Theaters Plan to Reopen in July
According to WILX, after three months of near total blackout of cinemas nationwide, movie theaters are preparing to open.
If there's one thing that my wife and I are missing these days, it's going to our local movie theater and enjoying the latest release. And let's not forget about the candy, popcorn, and a giant drink as well.
But as you know just like everything else, things are going to change at your local movie theaters.
AMC's announcement this week signaled the most ambitious and widespread plan for a resumption of business.
AMC along with other chains, expects to limit audience sizes to facilitate social distancing, including keeping cinemas 25-50% full and blocking out seats.
Cinemas will be regularly cleaned. Ordering concessions will be possible from an app.
Theaters have slowly been reopening in other areas of the country, while a renaissance of drive-ins has picked up. (Let's turn Cooley Law School Stadium into a drive-in theater temporarily)
Cinemark, which operates about 6,000 U.S. screens has said it will begin reopening in late June and fully reopen by July 10. Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas, the world's largest chain, is also looking for a July reopening.
I can hardly wait to go back to movie theaters. I've been going to the movies ever since I was a little kid. It's one of my favorite things to do.
We all know how important social distancing is these days and you can rest assured that our safety is of the utmost importance not only at movie theaters, but just about every place we plan on visiting during the coronvirus pandemic.