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It's Show Time: Many Major Movie Theaters Reopen In Idaho

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After months of digging through old DVD collections and Netflix binging, new movies are coming again to the big screen.


Village Cinema, Edwards Theatres, Majestic Cinemas and the regional Reel Luxe theater chain will reopen their doors to moviegoers on Friday, August 21.

“Going out to a movie is such an important part of our culture," said Eldon Sorensen, the corporate business manager for regional Reel Theaters.

The chain’s discount second-run theaters opened in June, but he said they are excited to open two first-run theaters and show new releases.

And the Reel Luxe Theaters designated two auditoriums to rent for private watch parties. 

“If they're not comfortable at all, say, going into an auditorium or if they just want to have a private screening with their families," said Sorensen.

He said guests at the cinemas will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Other precautions include staggering showtimes for cleaning and limiting capacity.

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