SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — After months of being forced to close due to the coronavirus, movie theaters are allowed to reopen as of Friday. Here is a list of theaters in Somerset County and when they will open:
Readington Cinemas, at 180 N Main St. in Manville, opens Friday
AMC Dine-In Bridgewater, at 400 Commons Way inside the Bridgewater Commons Mall, is reopening Sept. 10
Cinemark Watchung and XD, at 1670 Route 22 East in Watchung, is reopening on Sept. 11
Murphy announced that movie theaters and indoor performance venues can resume on Friday as long as capacity is capped at 25 percent, or 150 people.
He said groups can sit together but others must be 6 feet apart. Masks must be worn at all times but they can be pulled down for eating popcorn and other theater food.
Due to the coronavirus, theaters are implementing expanded health and safety measures such as additional sanitation, staggered showtimes and limited capacities, face mask requirements, and more.
"The health and safety of employees, guests and communities is a top priority. All Cinemark theatres will reopen with The Cinemark Standard, greatly enhanced cleanliness, sanitizing and safety measures at every step of the moviegoing experience. Employees will undergo extensive training prior to reopening and will wear face masks while working, in addition to completing a wellness check-in prior to every shift. Each theatre will also have a designated Chief Clean and Safety Monitor on duty to ensure the highest standards of safety, physical distancing, cleanliness and sanitization," according to Cinemark.
Readington Cinemas released this video about their new reopening policies:
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