NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Belcourt theater will be reopening on Friday with new safety measures.
The theater was able to reopen thanks to financial support from Amazon Nashville. New safety measures include limiting seats to provide safe distancing, enhanced air filtering and comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting. Staff and movie-goers will be required to wear asks unless eating or drinking.
On Friday, November 13, the Belcourt will reopen with two new releases: "Ammonite," directed by Frances Lee and starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, and "Wolfwalkers," directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Tickets are now on sale.
Screenings will take place in the 1925 Hall with a maximum capacity of 17% and the 1966 Hall with a maximum capacity of 22%. Each ticket holder will be escorted by a staff member to ensure social distancing. The Belcourt said it will accommodate a small group of up to four patrons.
Additionally, the Belcourt upgraded its HVAC system by adding UV air scrubbers and improving central air and other filtrations. The theater also purchased electrostatic misting equipment that will be used throughout the building, including seats, to disinfect after every screening.
After closing its doors in March, the Belcourt offered virtual and drive-in screenings. Friday will mark the return of inside screenings.
What is the rebound?
As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
Find more in the sections below
More Safely Back to School storiesHow schools are changing, and what you can do to help your child get the most from their education, in-person or virtual
Getting Back To WorkLearn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.
Making Ends MeetFind help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.
Managing the PressureFeeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
Doing What’s RightKeep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.
State of EducationFind ways to cope with the new normal around schools and celebrate students’ success in the age of Coronavirus.
We're Open Y'allSupport local businesses doing their best to stay open and serve their customers during Covid.