Good news movie-lovers: Cineplex has announced that it will be reopening its Alberta theatres on Thursday, June 10.
Based on guidelines from local public health authorities, the movie theatres will open at 30% capacity per auditorium. Cineplex will also introduce enhanced safety and cleaning measures and update procedures to allow for physical distancing both inside and outside theatres.
“We recognize the new appreciation our guests have for the theatrical experience, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to our theatres, as nothing compares to the big screen and big sound that we’ve been missing for so long,” said Sarah Van Lange, Executive Director of Communications, Cineplex, in a media release.
“We continue to prioritize health and safety measures to ensure that our theatres are a safe, relaxing, and inviting space for movie-lovers to escape with family and friends.”
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As part of its reopening, Cineplex will be showing highly anticipated new releases. This includes The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Spirit Untamed, A Quiet Place Part II, and Cruella. Also opening on June 10 are In the Heights and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.
For theatre-goers looking for a different way to enjoy the amazing sound, giant screens, and delicious snacks Cineplex offers, the company suggests checking out their Private Movie Nights.
Available at select locations, guests can book their own private screening and catch a new release or their favourite flick on the big screen, day or night. Cineplex says that this makes for an affordable way for families, friends, and other groups to gather safely.
Cineplex locations that will be reopening in Calgary on June 10 include:
- Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
- Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
- Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas
- Cineplex Cinemas East Hills
- Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
- Cineplex Cinemas Seton and VIP
- Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas
Movie theatres that are reopening in Edmonton are as follows.
- Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
- Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP
- Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
- Cineplex Cinemas Manning Town Centre
- Cinema City Movies 12
- Cineplex Cinemas North Edmonton and VIP
Other Cineplex theatres that will be open across Alberta beginning June 10 include:
- 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)
Movie-goers can find information on showtimes and tickets on the Cineplex website and app or by visiting their local theatre.