City Cinema reopens, accessible seating available

City Cinema reopened on a limited basis on July 17, 2020, after shutting its doors due to COVID-19. The non-profit cultural hub is now playing Bohemian Rhapsody July 17-19 & July 23, and a special 15th anniversary showing of the Ballad of Jack and Rose from July 24-26, which was filmed in eastern P.E.I. Submitted photo by City Cinema.

City Cinema is open for business once again, and with fully accessible amenities, it may prove to be an excellent source of entertainment for the mobility impaired.

The non-profit cinema, now run by the Charlottetown Film Society, is equipped with two accessible building entrances and two reserved seats for patrons with mobility devices, which includes paired seating for a partner.

City Cinema is committed to providing an arts and culture hub that is inclusive to everyone in the community, said CFS president Carol Horne.

“We want to make sure everyone is able to come and see the excellent films we present at the cinema,” she said.

City Cinema reopened July 17th after shutting its doors due to COVID-19. The cinema is now playing Bohemian Rhapsody July 17-19 and July 23, and a special 15th anniversary showing of the Ballad of Jack and Rose from July 24-26, which was filmed in eastern P.E.I.

The business is open on a limited basis only, with reserved seating to allow for proper physical distancing in the theatre. They are also recommending the use of non-medical fabric masks for patrons visiting the facility, as well as contact-free payment methods.

Although there are financial concerns, City Cinema and the CFS are excited to be open again, even on a limited basis, said Horne.

“Since purchasing the cinema in March 2019 and operating it as a non-profit, we had been enjoying a very good year. Now with fewer weekly showings and many fewer seats we will have to be innovative on how to recover lost revenue,” she said.

Support local this weekend by purchasing your tickets here, then grab a bite to eat at Piatto Pizzeria, an accessible and delicious place to dine conveniently located around the corner from City Cinema.

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