CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cinemark at Valley View, the largest movie theater in Greater Cleveland, will reopen Friday.

The cineplex, which pushed back its reopening date twice in July, will welcome back moviegoers with classic fare and a private rental option. When they return, guests will find the kind of coronavirus health and safety protocols they’ve come to expect: employees in masks, frequent and enhanced cleanings, contactless transactions and plenty of hand sanitizer to go around.

In order to maintain social distancing, the theater, which has 24 screens, will operate with reduced capacity and showtimes will be staggered. Moviegoers must wear masks at all times except to eat or drink.

“We promise to do our part to make your entertainment experience safe, clean and comfortable,” said Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi in a video posted on the company’s website. “And we can’t wait to have you back.”

Cinemark at Valley View will show ten classic films at the jump, including “Jurassic Park” in the theater’s big XD screen. Also on the marquee: “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Back to the Future,” “The Goonies,” “Bad Boys for Life,” “Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Beauty and the Beast” (live action), “Ghostbusters” (1984), “The Dark Knight” and “The Matrix.”

Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children.

In addition, guests can rent an auditorium to host their own private watch party for up to 20 people. The fee is $99 and available titles include “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Grease,” “Black Panther,” “Zootopia,” “The Avengers,” “Despicable Me,” “The Greatest Showman,” the first and last “Harry Potter” movies, and more. Theaters can be booked online.

Cinemark hasn’t announced reopening dates yet for its theaters in Strongsville, Macedonia or Cuyahoga Falls.

Atlas Cinemas’ six locations and Silverspot Cinema Pinecrest are currently the only indoor movie theaters operating in Northeast Ohio. Cinemark at Valley View joins that list Friday.


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