The Clyde Theatre Still Closed
- Posted By : Brook Willeford
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As COVID-19 continues to race through the world, the country, the state, and the county, The Clyde Theatre remains closed. According to the Governor’s orders, we could open with 50% of our seats filled — so long as we maintain social distancing within the theatre. Unfortunately, allowing for appropriate social distancing would only let us fill 20-25% of the auditorium, around 50-60 seats. At our current prices, that almost breaks even.
We have hand sanitizer stations, we’ve done a full deep clean of the theatre, we’ve installed a plexiglass partition between snack bar and patrons, we’re working on touchless credit card sales, and have put together plans to minimize contact on entry to the theatre. There aren’t many movies opening right now either, so we don’t have to worry about missing movies. Unfortunately, our re-opening plan still comes back to how many seats we can sell.
We’re looking into several solutions, whether it’s temporarily raising prices, or making tickets by donation, whether it’s only opening for limited engagements or whether it’s a full slate of shows — whatever course we choose will be one that’s as safe as possible for our employees and patrons. Please keep an eye on our website and on our Facebook page for further updates.