It's been a long time since you've gone to an actual movie theater to enjoy a movie. Chances are you haven't stepped foot into a real cinema since mid-March.

If you're lucky, you've caught a drive-in, but that would have meant you saw a second-run film. It also would have meant a significant car ride, unless you were one of the lucky ones that got tickets to the Zeiterion Drive-In over the past couple of weeks.

There's a big difference, though, between going to a drive-in movie and seeing a first-run movie at a legit cinema.

This weekend, you can finally go back to the movies.

The Showcase Cinemas in Warwick has announced it is reopening this weekend. Starting Friday night, Showcase will begin showing some throwback movie series like Harry Potter, Fast & Furious and Mission: Impossible Week.

Showcase will also show classics like Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Mama Mia and Raiders of the Lost Ark beginning on Friday night. Tickets to these throwback movies will be $5 each for all showtimes.

Showcase expects first-run films to return by the end of the month.

The cinemas will reopen under the company’s new "Be Showcase Safe" health and safety program, which is guided by state and CDC guidelines.

Some of the guidelines include:

    • All employees will have a temperature check and symptoms screening before they begin each shift;
    • All employees must wear protective face masks at all times and must use gloves for food service;
    • All patrons must wear protective face coverings until they are in their seats;
    • All patrons will be asked to socially distance by staying at least six feet apart until they are in their seats;
    • Installation of a new bi-polar ionization air-purifying system for all U.S. theaters;
    • Social distancing floor markers will be placed throughout our lobby, box office and concession areas;
    • New contactless payment options and food/beverage/ticket pre-order are available through showcasecinemas.com and the Showcase app;
    • Limiting the number of patrons who can sit together;
    • Reduction of auditorium capacity;
    • Increasing the time between showings to clean auditoriums.
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