WAYNE – After nearly seven months of having their doors shut, the Majestic Theatre will re-open to the public and show four different movies over the next four days with special protocols.
The Majestic Theatre is located at 310 Main Street in Wayne and have been closed since the second weekend in March.
Majestic Coordinator, Tim Bartz said he focused on organizing the theatre while developing a plan to re-open.
“So, that was a long time coming,” said Bartz. “Along with the board, we met each month to decide kind of going forward when do we want to open as well as how to open.”
The Majestic Theatre followed the advice of governor Pete Ricketts, Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department and CDC.
Movies to be shown include The Fifth Element on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m.; The New Mutants on Friday, October 9 at 7 p.m.; two showings of Tenet on Saturday, October 10 at 2/7 p.m. and on Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m. will feature Hotel Transylvania III. Cost per ticket is $5.
Masks will be required while patrons are being seated and ordering concessions but not while they are seated and watching the movie.
Bartz added there’ll be ushered seating and online sales will not be allowed for tickets.
“I’m going to be requesting no groups larger than six,” Bartz added. “Then in-between those groups of people I’m going to have six-feet of distance and we’re only using every other row. So, it’s only about 90 seats total.”
There’ll be hand washing stations around and the Majestic will use a sanitizing agent on the seats in-between movies.
For the safety of you, your fellow patrons and the Majestic Theatre staff, they ask that you stay home if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: excessive cough, high fever, soar throat, chills, muscle pains or loss of taste and/or smell.
Bartz hopes to have movies each weekend, but will address it week-by-week.
“We really look forward to re-opening to bring cinema back to Wayne,” Bartz mentioned. “Because it’s our duty to the people of Wayne and it’s also a thank you for them being so supportive of the Majestic Theatre during the pandemic.”
Visit majesticonmain.org for more details or like the Majestic Theatre on Facebook.