The Tampa Theatre will reopen one year to the day that it hosted its final film before closing down because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will reopen on March 11th with safety protocols in place like, purchasing tickets online, temperature checks and masks. The theater holds 1200 guests, but will only permit 200 people per screening. The first movie to be shown at the theater will be The Father starring Anthony Hopkins.
“Since 1926, Tampa Theatre has survived The Great Depression, World War II… and all seven Police Academy movies,” Tampa Theatre CEO, John Bell, joked. “Soon, we’ll be adding ‘a global pandemic’ to that list. And with our 100th anniversary right around the corner, we’re looking forward to getting back to business as usual, and setting up this amazing landmark for its second century.”
One year after hosting its last film before the pandemic forced lockdowns, the Tampa Theatre will reopen its doors but with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. https://t.co/XP5lAoeP73— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) February 22, 2021
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