Jeff Logan, President of Logan Luxury Theatres Corporation, and Nancy Jorgenson, Dells Theatre Manager, announced the re-opening date today. They said the company has taken extensive measures to ensure the health and safety of their guests and staff.
The staff will be spraying disinfectant rated for human coronavirus on all contact surfaces, seats, restrooms, etc. between every showing as well as scheduling more time between the shows to allow for a deeper, more thorough cleaning.
They have also installed an iWave filtering system in the air conditioning unit that uses a patented needlepoint bi-polar ionization to capture any pollutants, viruses or bacteria in the air in both the auditorium and the lobby. Additional UV filters are on order and will be installed as soon as they arrive. These provide an extra method of killing bacteria in the air.
The Dells Theatre has adjusted the selling stations to sell both tickets and concessions during the same transaction at the concessions stand to eliminate extra points of contact. Refill programs on the large popcorn and drinks have been discontinued to eliminate cross-contamination. The annual popcorn bucket program has been modified so bucket owners will receive a new bag of popcorn for each paid refill.
All employees will be wearing masks and any food handlers will also be wearing gloves. Logan said “We are excited to open our doors again and bring the magic of the movies back to our community.” The Dells Theatre will be showing all time favorite movies as noted in Facebook polls until the studios start releasing new movies again. The theatre is also offering opening weekend concession specials. They will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only for the first few weeks. The first few weeks of community favorites will be only $5 for all ages.
The following is the current schedule of movies that will be playing, but the schedule is subject to change.
- July 17th – 19th: “I Still Believe”
- July 24th – 26th: “Footloose” (Original)
- July 31st – Aug 2nd: “Back to the Future”
- Aug 7th – 9th: “Trolls: World Tour”
- Aug 14th – 16th: “Before the Fire”
- Aug 21st: “Mulan” (Live action)