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Lights, camera, action: Megaplex Theatres reopen amid coronavirus pandemic

Karah Altman, left, Ann Crissman and Rebecca Armitage, get drinks and popcorn prior to a movie at the Megaplex Theatres at Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City on Thursday, June 18, 2020. After three months of temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres are resuming modified business operations. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Karah Altman, left, Ann Crissman and Rebecca Armitage get drinks and popcorn prior to a movie at the Megaplex Theatres at Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City on Thursday. “The Intermission is finally over!” Blake Andersen, president of Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres, said in a news release. “Our team is ready. Our buildings are ready. Our technology is ready, and we are thrilled to be welcoming guests back to Megaplex Theatres to enjoy great movies on the biggest screens in Utah.” After three months of temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, most of the theaters are resuming modified business operations. The remaining Megaplex locations in Utah and Nevada will open their doors as soon as circumstances permit. To ensure the health and safety of guests and employees, Megaplex has implemented a host of changes, including limiting capacity per each auditorium based on state and local guidelines, offering cashless payment options, and scaling back or temporarily suspending selected menu items in the food court. In addition, all employees will wear masks and gloves, and each occupied seat will be sanitized between showtimes. Moviegoers are strongly encouraged to wear masks.