The new operator of the Savoy 16 +IMAX Theatre says it will reopen on Friday, Jan. 22.
The former Goodrich Quality Theaters location was closed in March due to COVID-19 and did not reopen. GQT filed for bankruptcy in February and Phoenix Theatres Entertainment took over as operator in December.
Nashville, Tenn.,-based Phoenix, which owns or manages 14 locations in 10 states, announced the reopening in conjunction with the state of Illinois’ move to Tier 1 mitigation measures this week.
According to a release, “Most features of the theatre will remain the same with many of the previous managers and employees having been re-hired and trained about COVID-19 protocols. The Phoenix Theatres safety protocols will be implemented and enforced including staff and guests mandatory mask wearing, plexiglass shields between employees and guests at the box office and concession stand, hand sanitizer positioned throughout the theatre, proper spacing between customers seated in the auditoriums, floor stickers to enforce the six-foot distancing, extra timing between feature films to allow for proper cleaning and constant surface cleaning.”
Among the films expected to be available are “Wonder Woman 1984,” “News of the World” with Tom Hanks, and “Croods: A New Age.”
Advanced reserved seating will be available for the IMAX Auditorium and Premium Recliner Seating Auditorium. All other auditoriums also have online ticketing, but not assigned seating at this time.
Other new features — including an expanded menu and free summer movies — are detailed here.