You can finally go back to the movie theatre starting on Thursday.
Alberta's Cineplex reopening is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 10.
Theatres will be opening with enhanced safety and cleaning measures and they will be permitted to welcome moviegoers back at a capacity of 30% per auditorium.
According to a press release sent to Narcity, Cineplex will continue to "prioritize health & safety measures to ensure that our theatres are a safe, relaxing, and inviting space for movie-lovers to escape with family and friends."
Here's what you need to know about the reopening of Cineplex theatres around Alberta and what the experience will be like during Stage 2 of Alberta's reopening plan.
Which theatres will be opening on June 10?
According to Cineplex, the following theatres will be opening their doors to movie lovers on Thursday, June 10:
- Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas, Calgary
- Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas, Calgary
- Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas, Calgary
- Cineplex Cinemas East Hills, Calgary
- Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, Calgary
- Cineplex Cinemas Seton and VIP, Calgary
- Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, Calgary
- Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, Edmonton
- Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP, Edmonton
- Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, Edmonton
- Cineplex Cinemas Manning Town Centre, Edmonton
- Cinema City Movies 12, Edmonton
- Cineplex Cinemas North Edmonton and VIP, Edmonton
- Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park, Sherwood Park
- Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, Red Deer
- Cineplex Odeon Grande Prairie Cinemas, Grande Prairie
- SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre, Rocky View County
- Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, Lethbridge
- Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat
Which movies will be playing?
To celebrate opening up to the public once again, some new releases will be playing for your viewing pleasure.
The films include the following: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Spirit Untamed, A Quiet Place Part II, Cruella, In the Heights, and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.
What will the health and safety protocols be like?
When you head back to the theatre, you can expect some changes to the normal moving-going experience. For example, you must reserve your seats ahead of time. The reservation system ensures physical distancing between guests.
People are also being asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes before their showtime to allow for physical distancing in the lobby. Box offices will be closed, so contactless payment methods such as online purchases are encouraged.
Limited concessions will be available, though this will vary from location to location. Amusement games will also vary by location.
You can expect fewer people in the theatres as only 30% of auditorium capacity is allowed during Stage 2.