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Ultimate Moviegoing is back at all Harkins California locations

Harkins Theatres, the largest privately-owned theatre chain in the country, is thrilled to welcome guests back to the Ultimate Moviegoing experience beginning Wednesday, March 17 at Harkins Cerritos 16, Chino Hills 18, Moreno Valley 16 and Mountain Grove 16. Opening weekend will include new films like Tom & Jerry, Chaos Walking and The Courier; along with recent blockbuster films that California did not get to enjoy on the big screen such as Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984, The Croods: A New Age and Monster Hunter plus, favorite classic movies such as The Dark Knight for only $5. Guests can also look forward to upcoming releases including the highly anticipated battle for the ages in Godzilla vs. Kong and the long-awaited sequel A Quiet Place Part II.

“There is no question that this has been the most difficult time in my 50 plus years in the business. I am so excited and appreciative of our incredible team and tremendously loyal guests who have continued to support us through this challenging time,” said Dan Harkins, Owner of Harkins Theatres.

“After being closed for a year, we are deeply grateful to our team and our valued guests in California for the opportunity to bring back Ultimate Moviegoing,” said Mike Bowers, President and CEO of Harkins Theatres. “We have safely welcomed guests back in Arizona, Colorado and Oklahoma and are delighted to begin reopening our theatres in California where our guests will be able to once again see films on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen,” said Bowers.

Harkins Theatres reopening will come with the highest standard of health and safety protocols. Utilizing resources from public health officials, medical experts, industry partners and local authorities, Harkins safety protocols meet or exceed uniform guidance from the CDC and governmental health authorities. Harkins is an enthusiastic supporter of the National Association of Theatre Owners CinemaSafe (cinemasafe.org) program so guests can sit back, relax and get lost in the magic of the movies.

Some of Harkins moviegoing safety protocols include:

  • Face coverings required for the Harkins team and for guests (except while actively eating/drinking in seats)
    • If a guest does not have a face covering, one will be available at the theatre
    • Face shields will be accepted for those who have disabilities preventing them from wearing a mask for a longer period, but for everyone’s safety, all guests must wear a face covering throughout their visit
    • Guests that do not want to wear a face covering will be asked to wait and return to the movies when public health guidance has relaxed
  • Added cleaning staff as well as further enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout the theatre and all touchpoints
  • Daily health checks for team members
  • Social distancing required throughout the entire theatre environment
  • Reserved seating in all theatres
  • Reduced and socially distant seating between every pair of seats
  • Staggered showtimes to reduce the number of guests in the lobby
  • Safety shields at all guest interaction points
  • Harkins Loyalty Cups will be refilled utilizing a new paper cup (all other refills on paper drink and popcorn containers will be discontinued until further notice)
  • Increased fresh air, hospital-grade MERV 13 air filters, and HEPA filtered vacuums will be used in all auditoriums
  • Sanitizer stations conveniently available throughout the theatre

For more information about Harkins reopening plans and to purchase tickets, please visit Harkins.com.

This article was released by Harkins Theatres.