Cinemark theaters will begin a phased national reopening this weekend, with most Dayton-area theaters opening Fourth of July weekend.
The process will begin with a test opening of select theaters in the Dallas area June 19 and will continue across the U.S. July 3, July 10 and July 17. There will be a handful that open the end of July.
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Here is a list of when Dayton-area theaters will reopen:
Friday, July 3
• Beavercreek — Cinemark The Greene 14 and IMAX
• Huber Heights — Huber Heights 16
• West Carrollton — Cinemark Dayton South 16 and XD
Friday, July 17
• Piqua — Cinemark Miami Valley
Find a complete schedule for all Cinemark theater reopenings, organized by date and state, here.
NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS
All theaters will reopen with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols and showcase some of moviegoers’ favorite films before Blockbuster films are released.
• All public and high-touch spaces, such as concession stands, door handles, drink stations, self-ticketing kiosks, benches and restrooms will be thoroughly sanitized every 30 minutes.
• Each auditorium will be disinfected every morning, and all handrails and occupied seats, along with those on either side, will be sanitized between show times.
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• All theaters will reopen with reduced operating hours and staggered showtimes to maximize physical distancing.
• For additional assurance, there will be seat wipes and ample hand sanitizer available for customer use.
• Auditoriums will have limited capacities that meet or exceed local ordinances and the seats adjacent to parties will be automatically blocked upon ticket purchase.
• Customers are strongly encouraged to wear face masks.
• Cinemark will be employing new tactics to increase the fresh air intake to enhance the overall air quality of its theatres and using High Efficiency Particulate Absorbing (HEPA) filtration in all vacuums.
• Cinemark has streamlined its in-theater ticket verification processes, no longer requiring digital ticket holders to carry a paper ticket, and moviegoers purchasing tickets at the theater will no longer need to hand their printed ticket to an usher. All are encouraged to purchase tickets online and use contactless payment methods for a more contact-free experience.
• Cash payments will not be accepted at the concession stand. Each theater will have a designated area where cash will be accepted, and gift cards will be available.
“While Cinemark already takes significant precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, guests and communities, we have developed The Cinemark Standard for an extra level of cleaning and sanitizing that guests will notice from the moment they walk back through our doors. Our teams are trained, prepared and eager to once again entertain movie lovers in an environment that cannot be replicated in-home,” said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark CEO, in a news release.
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Initially upon reopening, Cinemark will show old favorites including Ghostbusters (1984), Wonder Woman, Goonies, Jurassic Park, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as a special 10th anniversary release of Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which will include never-before-seen footage from his upcoming film, Tenet.
Pricing for the Comeback Classics will be $5 per adult and $3 for children and seniors, with discounted pricing on popcorn, candy along with fountain and bottle drinks.
WHEN WILL NEW MOVIES BE RELEASED?
Here is the latest schedule of new movie release dates:
• July 10: Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe
• July 17: The Broken Hearts Gallery
• July 24: Mulan
• July 31: Tenet
• Aug. 7: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
• Aug. 14: Bill & Ted Face the Music
• Sept. 4: A Quiet Place Part II
• Oct. 2: Wonder Woman 1984
• Nov. 6: Black Widow
• Nov. 20: No Time to Die and Soul
• Dec. 11: Free Guy
• Dec. 18: West Side Story
• Dec. 23: Top Gun: Maverick
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