Galaxy Cinemas reopens Friday after fading to black for five months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Station Mall theatre’s return, accompanied by numerous safety protocols including reduced seating to encourage social distancing and stepped-up cleaning efforts, coincides with the first new titles released by Hollywood in months.
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run and Unhinged join a 10th anniversary showing of director Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction thriller, Inception, at Galaxy’s seven screens. Nolan’s Tenet is due for an Aug. 27 release.
“This is a big weekend,” said Sarah Van Lange, executive director of communications with Cineplex. “It’s a big theatrical moment (Friday) and we’re really excited about it.”
Show times start at 1:30 p.m. and continue until 9:15 p.m.
Every second row in auditoriums will be blocked off. Seats must be reserved. Pairs of seats will be separated by three empty seats on each side. Auditoriums will accommodate only about 20 to 30 patrons.