Block Club Chicago is reported that the beloved Northside mecca for movie fans, the Music Box Theatre will reopen with screenings on it’s garden patio with limited capacity 20-30. The long-running theatre may not be able to open it’s expansive screening rooms indoors with hundreds of seats, but this alternative option is a pretty clever work around that brings the open-air experience to seeing movies. Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ will be featured in the garden screenings starting today through Sunday.
On July 3rd, the theater will reopen it’s indoor portion with capped audiences of 50 to comply with state guidelines, even though it has enough space to maintain a crowd of 250 people with at least six feet of distance. The anticipated sci-fi epic ‘Tenet’ will screen at the Music Box in late July. You can find out more here at Music Box’s website.
This marks a huge move for independent movie theaters, meanwhile the massive cinema chains like AMC are revving up for a return with a lot of regulations demanded by fans who want to return to see the big summer movies that have been delayed. Read about that here.