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Cinemark to begin opening Tucson movie theaters July 3

Cinemark to begin opening Tucson movie theaters July 3

From the June's Tucson-area coronavirus coverage: Bars, gyms face shutdowns; Tucsonans worried telemedicine might disappear series
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Century Theatre's Cinemark Tucson Marketplace

Moviegoers will see reduced seating and changes to concessions as theaters across the country reopen. Cinemark will begin opening its Tucson locations in July.

Cinemark will reopen its Tucson movie theaters July 3, starting out with two locations and opening the remaining two in the weeks that follow.

The first two to open their doors will be for Century Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway, and Century Tucson Marketplace, 1300 E. Tucson Marketplace.

Century El Con, 3601 E. Broadway, would open July 10, followed by Century Theatres at the Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road, on July 17.

Other major theater chains serving Tucson — Harkins and AMC — have yet to announce reopening dates.

Dine-in theater RoadHouse Cinemas, 4811 E. Grant Road, got a jump start on the major chains, reopening June 10.

Coronavirus-related changes at RoadHouse include a slimmed down menu, a masked staff, and gourmet popcorn served in a large bag, equivalent to two standard sized bowls, with no refills.

An online reservation system block seats on either side of parties. Masks aren’t required, but they are encouraged.

A lack of new releases means that RoadHouse and Cinemark will initially show some classic movie titles.

Cinemark will not require masks for customers, but physical distancing will be practiced. Online ticketing for Cinemark will also provide distancing.

Refills on popcorn and drinks are suspended, with Cinemark instead offering refillable sizes at reduced prices. An exception is made for those participating in the annual refill program. Some concession and dining options may not be immediately available.

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