Coronavirus: Green Country movie theaters to reopen for first time since pandemic started

VIDEO: Movie theaters around Green Country begin reopening

TULSA, Okla. — For the first time in months, Oklahomans will have the opportunity to watch movies on the big screen.

B&B Theatres near 101st and Memorial is opening Friday for the first time since the pandemic started. Cinemark near 71st and Highway 169 is also opening Friday.

B&B says they are taking a number of precautions to keep people safe:

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  • Will have extra employees on hand to make sure seats are sanitized after each showing and to wipe down high touch areas frequently
  • Employees are taking their temperatures before reporting to work and are not allowed to work if they have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Guests are not allowed to enter if they have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Employees are required to wear masks or face shields
  • Guests will have to wear a mask in areas you can’t socially distance
  • They have limited seating inside their theaters (to about 50%) so people can practice social distancing
  • Showtimes are also spread out so employees have extra time to clean
  • They are NOT accepting cash at the theater

Thursday, cinema giants AMC and Regal announced they will be opening theaters.

Here are the opening dates for theaters in Green Country:

B&B Theaters - August 14

Cinemark Tulsa (71st Street and Highway 169) - August 14

AMC Tulsa - August 20

Warren Theater (Broken Arrow) - August 28

Cinemark Broken Arrow - August 28

VIDEO: Green Country movie theaters planning to reopen