@RiotDemon I’m a bit of a skeptic on all reported data; just too many ways to (mis) interpret it to fit some desired outcome. Fauci flip-flops like a fish on a dock.
Last movie I can recall seeing at a theatre?
Guess I’m not much affected either way.
Regal Reopening Begins July 10
New Safety and Health Procedures at all Regal Theatres
Regal announces plans for the reopening of theatres starting Friday, July 10. Reopening plans include a wide range of new health and safety measures based on guidelines provided from the CDC and other public health organizations. The plan also includes safety measures based on feedback received from employees and moviegoers they have deemed most important for their return. Regal will also provide new contactless payment options and innovative sanitizing methods including:
Contactless payment. Along with the ability to purchase tickets in advance on the Regal mobile app, guests will now have the ability to purchase concession items from the app.
ULV Foggers. Employees will sanitize every auditorium and seat after each movie using new electrostatic ‘fogger’ equipment. This form of deep sanitization is highly effective in disinfecting all materials with a non-toxic formula that is fast drying.
Along with the above procedures, each theatre will sanitize high-contact points on an increased schedule and use floor markers throughout the building to assist with social distancing. Additionally, the following safety measures that cover the entire moviegoing experience will be implemented, providing a safe venue for employees and guests:
Regal employees will undergo daily health screenings including temperature checks where mandated.
Employees will be required to wash hands at minimum every 30 to 60 minutes, dependent on job role.
Where required by local governance, all employees and guests will wear masks.
Greeters will be located in the lobby to assist guests with new procedural changes.
Guests will be encouraged to proceed to their auditorium as soon as possible, and exit the theatre in a timely manner at the conclusion of their movie
Wall mounted sanitizer dispensers will be available on either side of the main entrance.
Arcade games and vending machines will remain closed. Additionally, water fountains will not be available for use.
THE CONCESSION STAND
Every other register will be closed to maintain social distancing.
A reduced menu offering will be temporarily available
Self-service condiment stands will be closed.
Refills on large drinks and popcorn will be suspended.
Locations featuring diners, restaurants and in-theatre ordering will have these services temporarily suspended.
Locations with bars will remain open for walk-up service only.
Where required by state or county mandate, auditorium capacities will be reduced to 50%.
Our reservation system will maintain two empty seats between groups (1 seat at recliner locations) to maintain proper social distancing throughout the movie.
At theatres where performances are non-reserved, you will be requested to leave two seats between groups.
Group sizes will only be limited where required by a state or county mandate.
Still not safe to be in an enclosed area for so long with so many people, even if they space everyone out six feet or so. You’re looking at least an hour and a half of breathing everyone’s air, coughs, and sneezes. Who says that people will keep their masks on? Will yours give you enough protection? Nope, not gonna do it.
Refills on large drinks and popcorn will be suspended.
That’s a lot of bullshit right there. They can give you a cup or a popcorn bag/bucket the first time but they can’t give you another one for a refill? Are they afraid they’re going to lose the 5 cent cost of the bucket from your $8 popcorn?
Sorry, but I’m not going to a movie theater until there is a proven vaccine and effective treatment. That risk/benefit ratio is 2-3 orders of magnitude too high for me. There’s still a full pandemic going on out there, folks! Besides, I have great home theatre sound and can hit pause when I need to go to the bathroom. In the Before Times I only went to the theater twice or thrice a year anyway, so it’s not like they’re going to be materially affected by my lack of patronage.
@RiotDemon I would watch reruns of South Park in the theater if they let me. The one by me has really small theaters and could probably follow the rules easily. I usually see movies with no more than 5 others in the theater anyway.
They just moved all the August concerts at my local place to next year. It’s a 6000 person place and I don’t think the state limit of 1000 people is going to make them break even. And they probably can’t get people to stay in their zones. They still have concerts scheduled for September and October but that might be to hold off on season ticket refunds.
@leemana67 I was in a cruise ship and the water was so rough they cancelled everything including our port. To make up for it they showed Deepwater Horizon in the theater. The rocking added an extra touch of reality.
@RiotDemon I’m not a movie goer, but I do agree with you, however, I’m afraid it’s going to break @sammydog01’s heart. I’d hate to see her do something drastic in place of watching movies – something like getting a tattoo?
I’m just glad that my regal is assigned seating so I can look at the seating chart to see how full a movie is before I drive there. There was many days where I’d be the only one, so hopefully that trend continues.