The silver screen is officially back in 3 weeks. Charles Theatre Manager Karen Youngerman announced that movies will be resumed on July 6th. On that day, the theater will have almost been closed for 4 full months.
Youngerman says the first patch of Disney movies to choose to re-screen will be a children’s movie, an adult movie, and a horror movie. Her predictions are: ‘Deadpool’, a ‘Star Wars’ movie, and something like, ‘Inside Out’.
She is also in negotiations to repurchase the rights to ‘Call of the Wild,’ which was going to play before the theatre closed in March.
The first summer blockbuster slated to be released nationwide is: Tenet directed by Christopher Nolan on July 17th. Normally, the Charles Theatre doesn’t purchase a new movie until it is well-into its run in theaters. An idea, the theater might consider rethinking in July.
Every Friday, the Charles Theatre has been selling their popcorn curbside. This has made the strictly-volunteer-run business more than $9,000 from popcorn alone. Youngerman says this was definitely enough to pay the bills – though the theater most likely lost money during the almost 4 months off.
Youngerman warns that come July 6th, theater goers will need to wear masks to the facility – and will need to wear them anywhere but in their seats.