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Idaho Movie Theaters Will Need To Get Creative To Figure Out Social Distancing

The Flicks
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Movie theaters across Idaho have been closed since Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order was put in place in March. Even though that order expired, movie theaters are in the last category of businesses that will open. If all goes according to plan and there aren’t significant spikes in the state’s coronavirus cases, screens will be able to reopen June 13. 

But even then, physical distancing measures will need to be in place. And that’s causing theater owners to get creative. 


Carole Skinner is in this boat. As the owner of the independent theater The Flicks — an independent theater in downtown Boise — she has thought hard about what reopening will look like. Our Morning Edition host George Prentice spoke to her recently to learn more.

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.


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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.
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