Riverside Cinemas in the Shoppes at Riverside will reopen Friday, according to a statement from theater owners late Monday.
“We will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for movies,” read the statement. “All tickets are $5.”
The theater, owned by Coming Attractions Theatres, ceased operations March 18 due to COVID-19 concerns. Under Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s safe start plan, which Grays Harbor County entered June 17, theaters were allowed to reopen.
Coming Attractions has listed requirements for movie viewers:
• Social distancing: Moviegoers must maintain at least two seats of separation between themselves and other patrons, unless they are from the same household. Either way, groups of 10 or more are prohibited. A dedicated staff person will help guide and move moviegoers if needed.
• Sanitation: There will be hand sanitizer stations at the theater and “enhanced sanitation protocols are being conducted throughout the day in our facilities in compliance with CDC guidelines,” according to a company statement.
• Masks: The theater requires face coverings be worn when entering and leaving theaters, when visiting the concession stand, and whenever physical distancing can’t be maintained.
An announcement from Shoppes at Riverside Monday stated that all visitors to the mall must be wearing a face covering while inside the building, and can only be removed while seated and eating at the food court, just outside the entrance to the theater.
With film production pretty much shut down worldwide, selections starting Friday will be a mix of classic Spielberg movies, kids shows and some newer releases. The first weekend features the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore vehicle 50 First Dates; the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Hotel Transylvania, and Trolls World Tour (released this year); war movie The Outpost (released this year); the original Back to the Future; Jaws; Jurassic Park; and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
For specific showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit catheatres.com and click on the “Aberdeen, WA: Riverside Cinema” link near the top right on the locations map of the home page.