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Maya Cinemas Fresno will reopen Friday after shutting its doors last year due to the COVID‐19 pandemic, the company announced in a press release.

All staff will be screened at the start of every shift and be required to wear face coverings and gloves at all times, the company said. Plexiglass barriers have been installed at points of customer interaction and staff will be dedicated to cleaning and sanitizing high contact areas, the company added.

“We are very excited to welcome the Fresno and Clovis community back to our theatre to experience movies the way intended, on the big screen!,”  Maya spokesperson Heidi Garcia said in the news release. “The safety of guests and employees remains a priority for us and our cleaning and disinfecting either meets or exceeds CDC standards.”

The theatre is hoping the highly anticipated blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong will bring patrons back this weekend.

Seating at 25% Capacity

“Our capacity is limited to 25% which means shows may sale out faster,” said Garcia. “We encourage our guests to purchase their tickets in advance through the Maya Cinemas mobile app or the Maya Cinemas website.”

Guests will be required to wear face coverings, though they can be removed once seated inside an auditorium.

Individuals and groups will be separated by empty seats, the company said lines in the theater will be spaced to avoid crowding.

Classic Movies Return

As part of the company’s Canal Maya promotion, the theater will also be screening classic movies as well as independent and foreign films like Ben-Hur and Lady of Guadalupe.

Private Theatre Option

Maya Cinemas says customers can reserve an entire auditorium for a private screening for groups of up to 20. Availability is limited. Details can be found at mayacinemas.com/vipfilms.

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