SCHENECTADY – The Bow Tie Movieland 6 theater in downtown Schenectady is set to reopen Dec. 18, the company announced Wednesday.
The theater is to play new releases, including Wonder Woman 1984, Tom Hanks’ News of the World and others, the company said.
The reopening is set to come about two months after the state moved to allow theaters to reopen during the pandemic and amid a new surge in COVID cases locally and around the state.
Scotia Cinema reopened shortly after the announcement allowing theaters to reopen.
The Bow Tie announcement also came with a list of new changes following state rules in response to the pandemic, including reserved seating, auditorium capacity at 25 percent, and a temporary waiver on advanced ticketing fees on its website and app.
Seats will be sold in an alternating pattern to ensure an empty seat on either side, contact-free purchasing app and lobby upgrades, mandatory masks unless consuming food or beverages in seat and other changes.
The company also cited success in re-opening theaters in Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia in recent months.
“The safety and comfort of our guests and employees during this challenging time is our top priority as we re-open,” Bow Tie CEO Ben Moss said in a statement. Our teams will strive everyday to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for our valued guests to enjoy the first class entertainment experience they’ve come to expect at Bow Tie Cinemas and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the movies.”
Bow Tie will also offer auditorium rentals for up to 20 guests for private movie screenings with proper social distancing. The Private Movie Parties will be offered on Bow Tie’s website for as low as $99, the company said.
Bow Tie also offers a full list of their new COVID responses at their website: Safe Cinema at Bow Tie