4 Fort Worth-area Movie Taverns reopen for masked-up filmgoers
In time for highly anticipated new releases, Movie Tavern reopened four theaters in and around Fort Worth — including West Seventh, Hulen, Bedford, and Denton — on August 28. The Green Oaks location in Arlington will open soon, according to a news release.
All theaters will feature updated health and safety measures, which parent company Marcus Theatres is calling its “Movie STAR” approach: Social distancing; Thorough cleaning; App and website ordering of tickets, food and concessions for no-to-low contact interactions; and Respecting each other by following these new protocols. All policies align with Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
In accordance with local guidelines, masks are required.
“The safety and well-being of our guests and associates will always be our top priorities,” said Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president, and CEO of Marcus Theatres in a statement. “We implemented our updated safety protocols at a few locations in late June and have been extremely pleased with the response from theater-goers."
Each theater is currently showing a full slate of news, including the buzzy Tenet, Words on Bathroom Walls, The New Mutants, Unhinged, and The Personal History of David Copperfield. Other new movies coming up include The King's Man, Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, and more.
For locations with in-theater dining auditoriums, ordering from in-theater servers is on hold. Instead, guests will order at the bar or on the mobile app, and then pick up their food and drink orders from designated locations.
Select sites will offer both "delivery to seat" and "pickup" options for orders. Reserved seating will allows groups to sit together, but capacity will be limited and there will be two empty seats between groups for proper social distancing.
Movie Tavern is the latest in a growing list of theaters to welcome visitors back after their COVID-19 shutdowns. Cinemark, Alamo Drafthouse, and a new Studio Movie Grill in Fort Worth all have recently opened their doors.