Cinema re-opens with old movies
Corydon Cinemas recently opened its doors again, after temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because new movies aren’t being released like normal, the cinema is offering free showings of older movies.
For instance, this past weekend, showings of “Hoosiers,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” were shown.
Chris Byrd, owner of the cinemas, believes it will be about early August when new movies will start to be released to theaters for showings.
Byrd also explained Corydon Cinemas is putting in a lot of work to ensure the health and safety of the staff and public.
“We have installed barriers between the customer and staff at any interaction points,” Byrd said. “All staff are wearing masks and gloves, we have installed hand sanitizers in the lobby and we are observing social distancing inside the theaters where the customers are seated. We also have allowed extra cleaning time between shows so that we can wipe down all seats and areas used during a movie.”
Corydon Cinemas posts the movies and special events that will be offered each week on its Facebook page and website, www.corydoncinemas.com.