Malco Theatres has settled on a reopening date for the Corinth Cinema 10.

Movie buffs should take note of Thursday, Sept. 3, when the cinema will again open its doors following an extended closure for the pandemic. The Memphis-based chain is in the middle of a phased rollout of its 35 locations. All were originally set to open by July 16 before the worsening pandemic changed those plans.

In accordance with the state mandate, face masks will be required in the lobby, restrooms and common areas but may be removed inside the auditorium. Floor decals will be placed 6 feet apart to designate safe social distancing at the box office, kiosk, concession stand and any other queue areas. Advance ticket purchases and contactless payment methods are suggested.

It appears an anticipated blockbuster will roll out on opening weekend for the Corinth cinema – “Tenet,” the latest thriller from Christoper Nolan, director of “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” and “Memento.” The movie’s release date has changed several times because of COVID-19.

Malco President and COO David Tashie said in a news release that Malco implemented new protocols to ensure the safety of guests and employees, and “we cannot wait for everyone to enjoy a night out experiencing movies on the big screen again.”

Among the safety protocols, Malco said high-contact surfaces and restrooms will be sanitized every 30 minutes. Theater seating will require groups to sit 6 feet apart with every other row empty. Families may sit together. The theater chain is spacing concessions registers appropriately and has installed plexiglass barriers.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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