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Movie theatres set to open in Okanagan, Kamloops next week

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June 09, 2021 - 2:30 PM

There are just six days until you can plant yourself in front of a larger than life screen with a buttery bin of popcorn and soak in some Hollywood magic.

Movie theatres across B.C. are announcing plans to reopen as Stage 2 of B.C.’s restart plan gets underway — barring a terrible turn of fortune — June 15.

Locally, that means Cineplex will get back to business at the Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops, Orchard Plaza in Kelowna, at the Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

Landmark theatres are on the same path, with the Grand 10 Theatre in Kelowna planning to re-open, the Xtreme Theatre in West Kelowna and the Landmark Theatre in Penticton.

Both have said theatres will open with enhanced safety and cleaning measures as well as updated procedures to allow for physical distancing both inside and outside auditoriums.

Cineplex theatres in B.C. will reopen with a 50-person capacity per auditorium, based on guidelines provided by public health authorities.

“We recognize the new appreciation our guests have for the theatrical experience and we can’t wait to welcome them back to our theatres, as nothing compares to the big screen and big sound that we’ve been missing for so long,” Cineplex executive director of communications Sarah Van Lange said in a press release.

“We continue to prioritize health and safety measures to ensure that our theatres are a safe, relaxing, and inviting space for movie-lovers to escape with family and friends.”

As part of reopening, Cineplex will be showing highly anticipated new releases including The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Spirit Untamed, A Quiet Place Part II, Cruella, In The Heights and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, and opening June 16, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.

Landmark has showings of A Quiet Place Part II, In the Heights, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Disney’s Cruella, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, Spirit Untamed, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.

For more information on showtimes and tickets visit or for Landmark’s go here.

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