WELCOME BACK TO THE MOVIES!
On this one-year anniversary of the Vickers Theatre’s closing, we are pleased to announce that our doors will reopen on Friday, April 16. You, our loyal patrons, will be able to enjoy films on the “big screen” once again. We are indebted to so many of you. You have been so generous to the Vickers’s this past year in so many different ways: gift cards, donations, friendly inquiries of our well-being. We’ve missed the friendships and faces of movie lovers like yourselves! While we will begin offering movies on the “big screen” on April 16, we will continue offering movies that you can screen at home as well.
We have carefully monitored the movie industry and public health professionals guidelines in making our decision to reopen. The theatre has also adopted CinemaSafe, the uniform health and safety protocols issued by the National Association of Theatre Owners.
We have new safety protocols in places at the Vickers when we reopen: FACE MASKS All members of the Vickers team and patrons will be asked to wear face masks at all times, including while seated in the theatre (except when eating yummy-buttered popcorn!).
SOCIAL DISTANCING Currently, Gov. Whitmer has allowed movie theatres to reopen with 50% capacity. While that number is appealing for our business, to keep 6 ft social distance we will open with a capacity of only 40 patrons. Appropriate physical distancing will be maintained at all times between patrons, except members of the same household or those that attend together.
MOBILE TICKETING If possible, we encourage purchasing your tickets on line. Touchless credit card readers at both the box office and concession stand will accommodate credit card orders at the theatre.
We want you to know that our Vickers Team has been busy cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces in the theatre, foyer and bathrooms. Seating will also be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each screening. Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the theater. In addition, we have purchased a new Heat & Air Conditioning unit with upgraded filters, and installed plexiglass units for the the box office and concession areas.