Are movie theaters open? YES they are! Movie theaters are open, thriving, and bringing back our love for the silver screen. As new Hollywood releases get their chance on the big screen again with many more releases to come in 2022, we at Hollywood.com want to remind you why you should make your return to the movie theaters today and help you plan your trip to the movies.
So, are ALL movie theaters open?
Towards the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, movie theaters across the country made the move to reopen while following safety precautions and state and federal guidelines. Big movie theater companies like AMC, Regal, and Cinemark began screening movies again in the summer of 2021.
Smaller independent movie theaters took a little longer to resume their regular programming. Some independent cinemas had to close for good due to lack of funds and support amidst the pandemic. However, many independent movie theaters, like the County Theater, are still going strong.
@hollywoodstreams You won’t find a #movietheater like this one! The County Theater is a must see for movie lovers🎥🍿#movietok #hollywood #jaws #intheheights #vlog ♬ Sunrise – Official Sound Studio
Now that theaters are up and running, many movie fans are making up for lost time as they attend the biggest screenings of the year. Spider-Man: No Way Home brought the second biggest box office debut ever in December of 2021. The Batman, which debuted in March 2022, earned $128.5 million in North American theaters on opening weekend.
Is it safe to go to a movie theater?
Theaters have implemented procedures so audiences feel safe when watching a film. AMC Theatres collaborates with Clorox to provide clean screening rooms. This includes maximized airflow and filtration systems, vacuumed spaces, thoroughly enhanced cleaning procedures, and disinfecting wipe stations (you can find more about AMC Theatre mandates in your area on the company’s website).
Other large movie theater companies have followed a similar pattern, with safety measures based on location. If you’re curious, research what procedures they have implemented for local independent theaters in your area.
If you’re still a little nervous about attending a movie theater, you can always start with a drive-in! They usually play new releases and are a lot of fun during the spring and summer months.
Why you should go to the movies
Since we’ve already given you 5 reasons why your new year’s resolution should be to go to the movies, we’ll let movie fans share their love for seeing films on the big screen.
Going to the movie theaters recently made me realize why I hate watching movies when at home: it’s not as exciting
— Harper 🔜 BLFC2022 (@2ManyStripes) April 26, 2022
@reagans_ratings I’m a completionist not gonna lie. #filmtok #movie #movietheater #film ♬ River Deep, Mountain High – Glee Cast
This is why I love movie theaters. Hearing people yell in excitement and having the same excitement as you is something special. https://t.co/58Z2VtrH3B
— Mikethemarine (@mikethemarine16) April 26, 2022
Back from the Power of Love movie and I had a good time! I missed movie theaters and sitting through trailers so much 🤧
— Geli ❁ (@wishing5tar) April 24, 2022
Nothing compares to the big screen. Ready to go to the movies? Check out all the new movie releases playing now.
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