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Coronavirus: Eight Cineplex movie theatres in B.C. to reopen Friday

People leave a Cineplex theatre in Toronto on Friday, November 4, 2016.
People leave a Cineplex theatre in Toronto on Friday, November 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Cineplex says it will reopen eight theatres in B.C. on Friday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Toronto-based movie theatre company said Tuesday it plans to reopen multiple theatres across Canada, including the following in B.C.:

  • Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis, Burnaby
  • Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza, Kelowna
  • Cineplex Cinemas Langley, Langley
  • Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, Nanaimo
  • SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, Richmond
  • Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill, Surrey
  • Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, Vancouver
  • SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, Victoria

The theatre chain said it anticipates the majority of its theatres to reopen throughout July, including its 16 other locations in the province.

Read more: Movie theatres are starting to reopen — but are they safe?

Safety measures in place will include reduced seating capacity, enhanced cleaning protocols, and hand sanitizing stations. Workers will also have to wear personal protective equipment.

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Edmonton movie theatres re-open to the public with added safety measures
Edmonton movie theatres re-open to the public with added safety measures

The company says it will offer $5 tickets and show new releases you may have missed in theatres like Bloodshot, The Invisible Man, Sonic The Hedgehog, Jumanji: The Next Level, Bad Boys For Life, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, The Way Back and I Still Believe.