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Cineplex opening 25 theatres across Ontario, allowing 50 people per screen

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It seems like Ontarians are going to have the ability to head again to film theatres — a minimum of, some film theatres throughout the province — as of July 31. Twenty-five areas in complete might be reopening in time for the lengthy weekend, permitting 50 individuals per particular person display.

That quantity is up from final week, when it was introduced that solely 50 individuals per whole theatre can be allowed inside.

Cineplex, one among Canada’s largest leisure corporations, is taking a phased method to reopening, and expects a majority of its areas will reopen over the subsequent a number of weeks, together with its 43 different theatre areas throughout Ontario. It’s the final province to open up theatres to the general public.

Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Tradition Minister, fortunately confirmed the information on Twitter.

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Cineplex has confronted a variety of hurdles during the last a number of months because it contended with a full closure of its theatres amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The previous 4 months have given us a brand new appreciation for the significance of family and friends and the facility of shared experiences with these we love,” mentioned Ellis Jacob, president and CEO, Cineplex. “Entertaining is what we do greatest, and we merely can’t wait to soundly welcome friends again to our theatres, for some much-deserved leisure, enjoyable and escape.”

Theatres might be providing tickets for $5 as a “welcome again” gesture to audiences, displaying new releases and summer season favourites like Magnificence and the Beast, Jaws, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Invisible Man, Bloodshot, Sonic The Hedgehog, My Spy, Jurassic Park, Gravity and Jumanji: The Subsequent Stage.

Cineplex asserts it’s implementing greatest practices and learnings from international counterparts in addition to working in partnership with main public well being and infectious illness consultants to maximise security precautions.

A few of these measures embrace reserved seating in all auditoriums throughout Canada, enhanced cleansing practices, debit/credit score funds solely and masks necessities the place provincial pointers dictate. (A full list of guidelines will be discovered at Cineplex’s official web site).

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Cineplex plans to scale back the capability of its theatres by 60-80 per cent, based on an organization spokesperson. Film occasions are additionally being staggered to keep away from overcrowding, and friends are anticipated to observe social distancing pointers as set out by the province.

Here’s a listing of theatres reopening Friday, in alphabetical order by metropolis:

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, Barrie
Cineplex Cinemas Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Highway Cinemas, Kingston
Cineplex Cinemas Kitchener and VIP, Kitchener
SilverCity London Cinemas, London
The Rec Room (CF Masonville Place), London
Cineplex Cinemas Milton, Milton
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas, Newmarket
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Sq. Cinemas, Niagara Falls
Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill & VIP, Oakville
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, Oshawa
Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa, Ottawa
Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa, Ottawa
Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP, Pickering
SilverCity Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, Sudbury
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Stroll, 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 City Centre Cinemas, Toronto
The Rec Room (Roundhouse), Toronto
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, Waterloo
Playdium, Whitby
Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan, Woodbridge

Landmark Cinemas additionally introduced Thursday that they are going to be opening up their Ontario theatres as nicely, following the identical pointers and protocols as Cineplex. They’re additionally providing the $5 deal on tickets.

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Landmark’s opening theatre areas embrace:

Bolton
Hamilton
Jackson Sq.
Kingston
Kitchener
London
Ottawa
Kanata & Orléans
St Catharines
Pen Centre
Waterloo
Whitby

With information from The Canadian Press




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