MEDFORD, Ore. — Cinemark plans to reopen the Tinseltown USA theatre in Medford on Friday with the necessary coronavirus safety measures in place, the company announced Tuesday.
After the widespread COVID-19 shutdowns in March of last year, Cinemark moved ahead with reopening the theatre in September, but it was not destined to last for long. In November, Governor Brown issued her two-week "freeze," followed by the state's new system of risk level restrictions. Up until last Friday, Jackson County was kept on "Extreme Risk" restrictions, all but ensuring that venues like Tinseltown remain closed.
With Jackson County now on High Risk, theaters are allowed to operate at 25 percent occupancy or admit 50 people total, whichever is smaller. They must also close by 11 p.m.
"The theatre is reopening in accordance with local mandates and will have enhanced clean and safety protocols," Cinemark said. "Moviegoers can purchase tickets for standard showtimes, and those looking to stay within their trusted group can book a Private Watch Party to watch the film of their choice with the group of their choice for just $99 for Comeback Classics and $149 for new movies."
Cinemark said that the reopening line-up will include Tom & Jerry: The Movie, Wonder Woman 1984, Judas and the Black Messiah, Land, The Little Things, The Marksman, and The Croods: A New Age, among others. People who spring for a Private Watch Party can also choose from more than 20 "Comeback Classic" movies, including A League of Their Own, Airplane!, Clue, Pitch Perfect, Stuart Little, The Iron Giant, and Thelma and Louise.
"The theatre will reopen with greatly enhanced cleanliness, sanitizing and safety measures at every step of the moviegoing experience," Cinemark said.