Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to Require Face Masks Upon Reopening

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas said Friday it will require patrons to wear face masks when it reopens its theaters.

“When we open, the safety of our teammates and guests cannot be compromised. This is not political,” Alamo said in a tweet Friday morning. “We will require that guests wear masks at the theater [except when eating/drinking). Those without a mask will be given one.”

All cinemas in the U.S. went dark in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. They are now planning to reopen in mid-July, albeit with sanitary and social distancing measures in place.

Alamo, headquartered in Austin, is one of the country’s leading independent cinema chains and operates 40-plus locations across the U.S. Virtually all Alamo locations have been shuttered since mid-March because of coronavirus concerns.

Alamo said Friday its reopening plans are forthcoming.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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