The West 7th Movie Tavern will reopen its doors to the public on Friday, April 23 after being closed for more than six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a release, the theater will initially be open only five days per week — Thursdays-Sundays and Tuesdays, with closures on Mondays and Wednesdays. All auditoriums will be kept at 50 percent capacity, and masks will be required at all times, except when eating or drinking.
The theater, located in the Crockett Row at West 7th complex — along three other area Movie Taverns — attempted to reopen last August, but it closed again in October. All area Movie Tavern locations except for Green Oaks Cinema in Arlington will be open as of April 23.
To celebrate the reopening, the West 7th location will be offering "Welcome Back" concession specials through Tuesday, April 27, including $1 large fountain sodas, $1 select candy, $2 pretzel bites, and $6 smash burgers.
One of the biggest reasons the theater is reopening is the number of big movies that will be playing in theaters as of that date, including Warner Bros. Mortal Kombat and Godzilla vs. Kong, Nobody, Raya and The Last Dragon, and Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
While the box office will be open for walk-up ticket purchases, moviegoers are encouraged to purchase tickets and concessions in advance online, or via Marcus Theatres' mobile app, to provide a low-or-no-contact experience. Alcoholic beverages can only be ordered in-person at the bar.
Along with the concession discounts, the West 7th location has a variety of ongoing ticket specials and promotions, including $5 movie Tuesdays, with all showings on Tuesdays being $5; $6 tickets for students or faculty on Thursdays with proper ID; $6 for seniors 60 or over on Fridays for showtimes that start prior to 5:30 pm; and $6 for early bird movies that start prior to 11 am.
The theater has implemented new CinemaSafe health and safety measures to make visits as safe and comfortable as possible, which can be viewed at marcustheatres.com/reopening.