Time to Go (Back) to the Movies


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Are you ready to go back to the movies?

By Kaitlyn Ketchell, Reporter

Some of the last businesses to do so, movie theaters are finally beginning to reopen after months of being shut down. Theaters like Regal Interquest, AMC Chapel Hills, and Cinemark Carefree Circle have opened their doors again with new COVID-19 guidelines.

“The health and safety of our guests, our employees, and our communities is a top priority. We are evolving how we operate, with greatly enhanced cleanliness and safety measures at every step of the movie-going experience,” Cinemark Theater wrote on their website in regards to their new COVID policies. Like other theaters, their COVID guidelines include lower theater capacities, staggered showtimes, face mask requirements, and contactless payment.

So now that theaters are open again, is there anything worth watching? Many movies that were meant to come to theaters during the spring or summer were delayed, but there are still new movies showing in theaters.

Tenet (September 3): A time-traveling thriller following the attempt of a secret agent to prevent World War III.

The New Mutants (August 26): The story of 5 mutant teenagers that try to rid themselves of their powers.

Unhinged (July 16): A simple case of road rage takes a sharp turn after Rachel realizes she angered the wrong psychopath.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (August 28): A story following the life of David Copperfield as he grows up.

Words On Bathroom Walls (August 21): After being diagnosed with schizophrenia, Adam Petrazelli struggles to hide it as he falls in love.

The Broken Hearts Gallery (September 11): A brokenhearted art gallery assistant creates a unique art exhibit filled with relics from old relationships.

Wonder Woman 1984 (September 30): Wonder Woman returns to fight new villains (this time in the 1980s) in this sequel to Wonder Woman.

Death on the Nile (October 23): Based on Agatha Christie’s famous novel, Death on the Nile follows the investigation of a murder aboard a cruise ship sailing down the Nile.

Black Widow (November 6): The long-anticipated solo film follows the story of Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), from her early days in the KGB to her recruitment as an Avenger.