Film theatres in British Columbia have begun pre-selling tickets forward of a possible reopening.
Earlier this week, Cineplex introduced plans to reopen theatres within the province on June 15, offered that BC enters Step 2 of its COVID-19 reopening plan by then. Landmark Cinemas additionally plans to reopen the vast majority of its theatres on the identical day, apart from its West Kelowna and Port Alberni places.
In consequence, tickets have been made accessible for presale on-line with showings scheduled for subsequent Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. New releases reminiscent of The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It, A Quiet Place Half II, Cruella, and Within the Heights shall be taking part in, together with a number of different titles.
Each corporations say that they may reopen with a variety of well being and security measures in place, primarily based on pointers from native public well being authorities.
Cineplex, for instance, will open with a 50-person capability per auditorium, in addition to enhanced security and cleansing measures. Procedures have additionally been altered to permit for bodily distancing each inside and out of doors the theatres.
Landmark Cinemas may also have up to date measures, together with the obligatory use of non-medical face masks till they’re seated within the theatre.
And primarily based on messaging from well being officers within the province, it seems that BC is well-positioned to enter Step 2 of its restart subsequent week.
“We shall be in an excellent place to proceed safely transferring ahead with our restart plan,” Provincial Well being Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry introduced on Thursday. “We’ll be speaking extra about that subsequent week as we transfer into the following part of our plan.”
Henry and Well being Minister Adrian Dix shall be joined by Premier John Horgan on Monday and are anticipated to share extra particulars then.