Cineplex to open 25 Ontario theatres on Friday with $5 tickets

Eight Toronto theatres are included in the reopening

Cineplex has announced that select theatres across Ontario will reopen on Friday, including eight Toronto locations. Along with the news that the company will reopen some theatres, Cineplex has also announced that tickets will cost just $5.

Cineplex stated that they “will open with enhanced safety and cleaning measures
as well as updated procedures to allow for physical distancing both inside and outside auditoriums,” in a release.

Here’s a look at some of the safety measures that will be unveiled in the reopening.

  • Launching reserved seating in all auditoriums across Canada; seating options will be automatically
    blocked off to ensure proper distance in every direction between guests
  • Reducing capacity in all auditoriums to allow for physical distancing
  • Enhancing cleaning practices throughout its facilities, with particular focus on high-contact surfaces,
    restrooms and seats
  • Accepting debit and credit payments only, with the exception of gift card purchases
  • Limiting food offerings in theatres to Cineplex’s famous popcorn and other core concessions
  • Limiting food offerings at locations of The Rec Room
  • Ensuring employees have the personal protective equipment they need
  • Making hand sanitizer readily available for guests and employees throughout its buildings
  • Keeping VIP Cinemas and the play structures in Clubhouse auditoriums closed for now
  • In communities where it is mandated, Cineplex requiring guests to wear masks inside the theatre

    More information, via official Cineplex release:

    “The past four months have given us a new appreciation for the importance of friends and family and the
    power of shared experiences with those we love,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex.

    “Entertainin is what we do best, and we simply can’t wait to safely welcome guests back to our theatres, The Rec Room and Playdium for some much-deserved entertainment, fun and escape.”

    To welcome movie-lovers back, Cineplex will be offering $5 tickets and showing popular new releases and
    summer favourites you may have missed in theatres like Beauty and the Beast, Jaws, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Invisible Man, Bloodshot, Sonic The Hedgehog, My Spy, Jurassic Park, Gravity, and Jumanji: The Next Level.

    Theatres in Toronto set to open include:

  • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Toronto
  • Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, Toronto
  • Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP, Toronto
  • Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton and VIP, Toronto
  • Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP, Toronto
  • Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale, Toronto
  • Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, Toronto
  • The Rec Room (Roundhouse), Toronto