Belcourt to reopen this Friday with new safety measures

Belcourt Theatre
Posted at 5:58 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 18:58:49-05

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.