Some movie theatres will be reopening this Friday in Ontario


Cineplex says it's ready to start reopening select Ontario movie theatres on Friday.

Cineplex Cinemas Hamilton Mountain is among the 25 locations Cineplex will be reopening tomorrow as part of a wider phased return to business during COVID-19.

The announcement comes after Ontario Heritage Minister Lisa MacLeod tweeted about a "productive'' call with Cineplex CEO Ellis Jacob where they confirmed the chain was prepared to operate under Stage 3 measures.

Cineplex spokeswoman Sarah Van Lange says the company will be permitted to admit up to 50 moviegoers per auditorium.

The company says it plans to require guests to wear masks inside the theatre "in communities where it is mandated" as well as enhanced cleaning measures and updated procedures to ensure appropriate physical distancing inside and outside auditoriums. 

Cineplex has already reopened 45 locations in provinces where distancing restrictions were loosened earlier this summer.


Here is a list of theatres reopening Friday:

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, Barrie
Cineplex Cinemas Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, Kingston
Cineplex Cinemas Kitchener and VIP, Kitchener
SilverCity London Cinemas, London
The Rec Room (CF Masonville Place), London
Cineplex Cinemas Milton, Milton
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas, Newmarket
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, Niagara Falls
Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill & VIP, Oakville
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, Oshawa
Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa, Ottawa
Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa, Ottawa
Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP, Pickering
SilverCity Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, Sudbury
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Toronto
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, Toronto
Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP, Toronto
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton and VIP, Toronto
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP, Toronto
Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale, Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, Toronto
The Rec Room (Roundhouse), Toronto
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, Waterloo
Playdium, Whitby
Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan, Woodbridge