It’s a great day for all movie fans in Utah. Megaplex Theatres, part of the Larry H. Miller Company, just announced today that they will be reopening most locations on Thursday, June 18.
Theaters nationwide shuttered their doors in early March in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Regal Cinemas was the first major theater chain to announce closures of their theaters back on March 16, 2020.
It has been a long three months for moviegoers as they have had to wait patiently for things to settle down enough for movie theater companies to even consider reopening. Megaplex Theatres officially closed their doors on March 18, 2020—exactly three months to the day from their scheduled reopening.
Megaplex Theatres has made assurances that they will go to great lengths to ensure the safety of their employees and patrons. Megaplex has officially adopted Utah’s Cinema Promise:
Utah’s theatre exhibitors, in collaboration with statewide elected officials and health experts, recommend that individual owners and operators design and implement voluntary commitments and practices regarding the health and safety of their employees and customers, resulting in “Utah’s Cinema Promise.” This promise correlates with the state’s “Utah Leads Together” plan and its specific industry guidelines for all phases of COVID-19 stabilization and recovery. “Utah’s Cinema Promise” was developed to help instill comfort and confidence that cinema operators will take appropriate actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among employees and customers.Utah’s Cinema Promise – Final Draft 3_050720
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To see Megaplex Theatres’ full guidelines and procedures for reopening, click the following link: Reopening Guidelines.
However, not every Megaplex Theatre location will reopen on June 18. Here is the list of locations that will reopen:
- Jordan Commons in Sandy
- The Gateway in Salt Lake City
- Thanksgiving Point in Lehi
- The District in South Jordan
- The Junction in Ogden
- Legacy Crossing in Centerville
- Valley Fair in West Valley City
- Providence in Logan
- Cedar Stadium in Cedar City
- Pineview in St. George
- Geneva Mill in Vineyard
- Cottonwood Luxury in Holladay
As businesses and other institutions begin to reopen, the feeling of normalcy seems to be creeping back into the lives of Americans everywhere. The Coronavirus pandemic has been an unprecedented event in our lifetime; with over 30+ million having lost their jobs, it has turned lives upside down and inside out. The reopening of movie theaters might seem fairly insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but even the small things (like movie theaters) help our society come back together.
For more information regarding the reopening of Megaplex Theatres, click the following FAQ link.