Colonial Theatre Reopening Safety FAQs

Please use this page as your resource for applicable safety protocols. We are here to keep you safe!

Will We Be Required to Wear Masks?

YES, per PA requirements, masks must be worn:

Masks must be worn to enter and remain in, all areas of the theater premises. The only time masks may be lowered or removed by patrons is during the consumption of food or drink while seated for movie viewing.

What is the Colonial’s Cleaning Protocol?

The following areas will be cleaned and disinfected before each opening and closing and after every film begins screening:

  • Door handles
  • Toilet handles
  • Theatre seats
  • Elevator buttons
  • Countertops
  • Computers and keyboards
  • Tables
  • Soap and paper towel holders
  • Any area of the theatre that is touched or handled by Colonial Staff or patrons

 

Will There be Hand Sanitizer and Soap Available at the Theatre?

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the theatre for your convenience and safety.

Soap dispensers in the bathrooms will be checked frequently to ensure that they are adequately stocked.

 

How Will Social Distancing Be Enforced?

Social Distancing in lines

  • Every effort will be made to encourage social distancing (6 feet) in our box office and concession lines.
  • Boxes will be marked off on the floor of the box office and concession lobbies to designate appropriate distancing.
  • Signs will be placed in the box office and concession stand to remind all patrons to follow this courtesy.
  • The marked boxes will also be continued outside the front entrance on the sidewalk to be prepared for any level of business.
  • The box office and concession stand will also be set up with at least two selling stations each (in the case of the concession stand) to avoid long lines and facilitate better social distancing.
  • Film start times for the three theatres will be spread out to 30 minutes apart to lessen any possibility of crowds forming in the box office or concession stand.

 

Social Distancing in Theatres

Social Distancing in Theatres

Capacity Requirements Per Theatre (update 3/1/2021):

The 1903 Theatre – Capacity of 99 people

The White Rabbit – Capacity of 26 people

The Berry Theatre – Capacity of 10 people

  • As of 1/12, the following changes will take place during private screenings:
    • Groups of 6 people or less will be placed in the Berry Theatre
    • Groups of 7 or more will be placed in the White Rabbit
    • The maximum capacity for private screenings remains at 12 people
  • Sections of each theatre will be blocked to limit the number of people in the space
  • Theatre start times will be spread out to allow for cleaning between showings.  This will entail the use of a sprayer to sanitize seats from the prior show using HDOX – a peroxide-based cleaner certified to kill viruses (including COVID.)

If you have any additional questions or concerns about our reopening procedures and protocols, please contact our House Management team: Scott Bauman or Ryan Wilson 


The Colonial Theatre is part of CinemaSafe: a program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters.

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