Metrograph , New York City
In New York City, indie theater Metrograph will stop screenings at 7 Ludlow Street for the time being. In a statement, the theater said:
As COVID-19 spreads and safety concerns around large group gatherings increases, Metrograph will stop screenings at 7 Ludlow Street for the time being.
The last showtimes will be tonight, after which both theaters will remain closed until there is news and guidance from local and federal authorities as to when it will be safe to reopen theater operations. Anyone with purchased tickets can honor them at new screenings when Metrograph reopens.
The Metrograph Commissary, serving food and drinks, will remain open following safe social distance guidelines (50% capacity), similar to local neighboring restaurants and bars.
Metrograph is working closely with our staff to structure financial support for everyone through this difficult time. We also sincerely hope that our Federal, State, and City Government will do their duty to help in this effort.
We hope your loved ones remain safe, and that everyone does their share to practice social distancing. Everything we can do to limit the impact of COVID-19 now will help everyone more quickly and more happily return soon to life as normal.
Martha’s Vineyard Film Center
Martha’s Vineyard Film Center is suspending all screenings and events at the film center after Sunday, March 16 to until at least April 1st.
Going out to the movies or attending a special event at the Film Center is a huge part of the quality of life we all enjoy so much here on the Vineyard.
However, in light of the circumstances related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the directives issued by state and local health officials recently we are suspending all screenings and events at the film center after Sunday, March 16 to until at least April 1st.
Despite having recently implemented increased sanitization, social distancing, etc. the Film Society believes the best course of action at this time is a temporary closure.
Facets Cinema, Chicago
Facets Cinema and Rental Store in Chicago will remain in operation, but with a few important changes including limiting attendance in their 125-seat cinema to 50 people, allowing for plenty of social-distancing space.
Facets has always been a place for audiences, filmmakers, and educators to come together to experience the power of film as a community.
But now, with increasing global concern about the highly contagious virus that causes COVID-19 and recent mandates and guidance from Illinois and Chicago governments, there are extra precautionary measures that need to be taken in communal gatherings, including going to a film screening or educational program.
Facets continues to keep a close eye on recommendations from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other local and national experts. We will take any steps necessary to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patrons as new developments evolve.
At the present time Facets Cinema and Rental Store will remain in operation, but with a few important changes.
- Starting today we are limiting attendance in our 125-seat cinema to 50 people, allowing for plenty of social-distancing space
- Added cleaning protocols of the Cinema, Lobby and Restrooms will be conducted between each screening
- Heightened cleaning throughout the entire building
- Relaxed policies around refunds and exchanges