An update on reopening the Cinema

Recently New York State announced that movie theaters can reopen to the public. We commend Governor Cuomo, Senator Schumer, along with the medical professionals advising our lawmakers in the State of New York, for the steps they’ve taken in ensuring that our industry can begin to safely reopen to the public.

We are pleased theaters will finally be able to welcome audiences back to see films on the big screen. However, since we are still in the midst of major renovations we will continue to be closed for another few months.

The safety and security of our patrons is our highest priority. To that end, we are working hard to ensure our facilities reflect that. We will be instituting new comprehensive cleaning protocols throughout the building. These include installing touchless payment options, improving our air quality, using a deep cleaning service, setting up sanitation stations, and installing sneeze guards. Additionally, our planned work to install new seats, carpets and handicap enhancements will also be completed during this time.

We appreciate hearing from many of you about our plans to reopen, and we want to assure you we look forward to reopening our doors. When we do, it will be as a more comfortable, safer, and all-around improved community cinema.

We are grateful for your continued support and have been deeply moved by how many of you have chosen to renew your memberships and make contributions during this challenging time. This support will help ensure we continue as a vital artistic and cultural element of our community for many years to come.

We will be updating you on our progress and sharing more announcements about our reopening in the future. Stay well.