May Cinema 6 will be showing new movies for the first time since mid-March.
The new releases coming to the theatre this week are Tenet, Unhinged, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and The New Mutants.
May Theatres Vice-president Noel May expects more interest from moviegoers and will be increasing the screening of new releases.
“Due to the small capacity limits we have in Saskatchewan, we’re releasing multiple showtimes of Tenet because we think the demand will be high. A lot of people want to see it and we’re trying to make it so that everybody has a chance.”
May hopes this weekend to be a sign of a return to normalcy within the industry.
“We’re happy that the studios are starting to release bigger movies and are sticking to their release schedule because a lot of them were moved or delayed. That’s why when we opened we were using a lot of classic pictures to fill the void. We’re hoping this is a sign of things to come where the industry itself is starting to begin a path to recovery.”
The theatre will have a preview screening of Tenet on August 26th at 6:45 p.m. before adding more showtimes the following days. New releases will see a return to regular ticket prices of $12.60 for adults and $9.45 for children and seniors. May says they will be keeping the reduced prices for showings of older movies.
May Cinema 6 will be following provincial health guidelines and will have sanitizer available for visitors, standing markers in the lobby, increased cleaning protocols and will have two seats empty in between groups to ensure physical distancing.
Capacity at the theatre is capped at 30 per cent, which May hopes to see increased soon as it would help secure their future and bring in more revenue. However, since reopening he says they’ve been seeing a concerted effort to support their theatres.
“We’ve appreciated the movement to support local businesses and keep them going. We know a lot of businesses that have been forced to close and it’s been tough times with this COVID pandemic.
May says the best way to buy tickets and reserve a space in the theatre would be to book them through the website. Tickets can be booked a week in advance.