Cineplex has announced that 27 of its theatres and entertainment venues across Ontario will reopen on Friday, July 31 — eight of which are in Toronto.
And to celebrate, they’re offering a deal on movies tickets, meaning you can see a show for $5.
According to a release, the company is taking a phased approach to reopening and anticipates that the majority of its locations will reopen over the next several weeks, including its 43 other theatre locations across Ontario.
“All theatres will open with enhanced safety and cleaning measures as well as updated procedures to allow for physical distancing both inside and outside auditoriums,” the company said.
Seating capacity will be reduced in all auditoriums to allow for physical distancing, the company says and seating options will be automatically blocked off to ensure proper distance in every direction between guests.
The company will also no longer be accepting cash, as debit, credit, and gift card payments will only be accepted.
Food options will also be reduced both at theatres. This means only “popcorn and other core concessions” will be available to movie goers.
Currently, The Rec Room at Toronto’s Roundhouse, The Rec Room London and Playdium Whitby are now open with reduced operating hours, though food selections here have also been reduced.
“The past four months have given us a new appreciation for the importance of friends and family and the power of shared experiences with those we love,” said Ellis Jacob, president and CEO of Cineplex. “Entertaining is what we do best, and we simply can’t wait to safely welcome guests back to our theatres.”
Cineplex locations reopening include:
- Cineplex Cinemas Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton
- Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill & VIP, Oakville
- Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP, Pickering
- Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Toronto
- Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, Toronto
- Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP, Toronto
- Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton and VIP, Toronto
- Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP, Toronto
- Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale, Toronto
- Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, Toronto
- The Rec Room (Roundhouse), Toronto
- SilverCity Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill