Cinemark’s Pennsylvania movie theaters will reopen Friday, Jan. 8, the company has announced.
“The theatres are reopening in accordance with updated local mandates and will be showing both new and classic films,” Cinemark said in a statement. “The theaters reopen in time to showcase this year’s newest hits, including ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ ‘News of the World,’ ‘Promising Young Woman,’ ‘Monster Hunter’ and more.”
The theaters include two in Northeast Pennsylvania — Cinemark 20 and XD, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic, and Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD, 160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg — as well as Cinemark North Hills and XD, 851 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh; Tinseltown USA, 1910 Rotunda Drive, Erie; Cinemark Center Township Marketplace, 99 Wagner Road, Monaca; Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD, 600 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville; and Cinemark Robinson Twp. and XD, 2100 Settlers Ridge Center Dr., Robinson Twp.
The theater will have several safety measures in affect because of the coronavirus pandemic. Employees will undergo a wellness check before every shift and wear masks and gloves while working. Theaters also will have designated cleanliness and safety monitors “to ensure the highest standards of safety, physical distancing, cleanliness and sanitization,” Cinemark explained. Between showtimes, the theaters will disinfect each auditorium with pressurized sprayers, and they’ll sanitize public and high-touch spots every half-hour. Cinemark also has increased the volume of fresh air coming into the theaters from outdoors.
Cinemark will stagger showtimes and limit the amount of people in its theaters “to maximize physical distancing.”
“Seat-Buffering Technology will automatically block seats adjacent to a party upon ticket purchase,” it added.
All guests must wear masks while in the theater, except while eating or drinking in the auditoriums, and they’ll have access to seat wipes and hand sanitizer.
People also can book private watch parties for personal groups $99 for “Comeback Classics” and $149 for new movies. Classic films available to screen at these private showings include “Anchorman,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Legally Blonde,” “Selma” and others.
Cinemark encourages guests to buy their tickets online and use contactless payment methods because chances for cash payments will be limited. For tickets or to book private watch parties, visit cinemark.com.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest