Tinseltown, Hollywood Theater to open July 10

  • Opening July 10
    Opening July 10

Cinema-goers can finally return their favorite movie houses in Beaumont as both Tinseltown and Regal Star Hollywood Theater will reopen July 10. Both companies, Cinemark and Regal, have announced major health and safety rules including limited capacities.

What movies will be shown?

Cinemark announced classics like "Jurassic Park,” “Ghostbusters” and “Inception” at a discounted price. It will also screen the new Hollywood releases such as Disney’s live-action “Mulan,” and Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi flick “Tenet,” which come out July 24 and July 31, respectively, plus Russell Crowe’s “Unhinged.”

According to the company, employees at Cinemark Tinseltown (3855 I-10 South), will undergo wellness and temperature checks and be required to wear masks, while floor stamps and Plexiglass barriers have been installed to enforce social distancing in high-traffic areas.

Moviegoers will be required to reserve seats and buy tickets online. The reservation system will then block off seats around the customer so that everyone will be spaced at least six feet apart. All public and high-touch spaces, such as concession stands, door handles, drink stations, self-ticketing kiosks, benches and restrooms will be thoroughly sanitized every 30 minutes using products identified by the EPA.

Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Cash payments will not be accepted at the concession stand.

Each auditorium will be disinfected every morning, and all handrails and occupied seats, along with those on either side, will be sanitized between show times.

For more information, view cinemark.com.

Regal Star Hollywood Theater

Hollywood Theater is located at 4455 Dowlen Rd near Parkdale Mall.

Regal’s reopening plan includes wide range of new health and safety measures based on guidelines provided from the CDC and other public health organizations. The plan also includes safety measures based on feedback received from employees and moviegoers they have deemed most important for their return.

Regal will also provide new contactless payment options and innovative sanitizing methods including contactless payment for tickets and the ability to purchase concession items from the Regal app.

According to Regal’s reopening plan, employees will sanitize every auditorium and seat after each movie using new electrostatic ‘fogger’ equipment. Each theatre will also sanitize high-contact points on an increased schedule and use floor markers throughout the building to assist with social distancing.

Additionally, the following safety measures that cover the entire movie-going experience will be implemented, providing a safe venue for employees and guests that includes wall-mounted sanitizer dispensers; where required by local governance, all employees and guests will wear masks; arcade games will be suspended; refills on large drinks and popcorn will be suspended; and auditorium capacities will be reduced to 50%.

For more information, view regmovies.com.


Chad Cooper is the Entertainment Editor. Contact at cooper@theexaminer.com.