Riverview Theater COVID Updates
- August 18, 2022:
Masks continue to be optional for our guests. Our staff will be following CDC recommendations regarding mask-wearing. Since community spread in Minneapolis is currently rated Low by the CDC, we are making mask-wearing optional for our staff.
April 19, 2022:
Reserved seating changes effective May 1st, 2022: We will continue to leave space between parties within rows, but front and rear distancing will cease.
February 24, 2022:
As Minneapolis lifts the local mask mandate, we will no longer require masks for entry into the Riverview. We will continue to recommend that everyone coming to the Riverview wear a mask when not seated in the auditorium. Our staff will continue to wear masks while working.
We are continuing to use reserved seating in the auditorium to automatically distance your seats from other movie goers. While we are not capping attendance at a specific number, with the automatic distancing we are operating at about 40% of our capacity.
Take out popcorn is still a great way to support the Riverview, and is still discounted $1 for all sizes. And of course, we love seeing everyone in their Riverview gear.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support and patience as navigate the ebbs and flows of the ongoing pandemic.
February 10, 2022:
As required by the City of Minneapolis, masks must must be worn while in the building at all times, except while seated in the auditorium and eating or drinking concessions. There is no longer a requirement to show proof of vaccination. We are continuing to use reserved seating in the auditorium to automatically distance your seats from other movie goers. While we are not capping attendance at a specific number, with the automatic spacing we are operating at about 40% of our capacity.
January 13, 2022:
As required by the City of Minneapolis all ticket holders must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
Patrons can provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken under medical supervision within the last 72 hours. Full vaccination means 14 days have passed since receiving a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This policy does not apply to children under the age of 5.
To attend a screening, all ticket holders must have the following:
Masks are required for all ticket holders while in the building except while eating or drinking concessions in the auditorium.
- Physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on a mobile device. We will accept documentation via mobile apps such as Docket. OR Proof of a negative COVID test supervised by a medical professional within the last 72 hours.
- Medical grade or cloth mask that securely covers the nose and mouth (no bandanas, neck gaiters or face shields).
- Valid Riverview Theater ticket.
Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted.
While these policies are intended to ensure everyone at the Riverview Theater stays healthy and safe, they do not guarantee protection against COVID-19. Ticket holders assume their own risk when they enter the theater.
When coming to see a movie, please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to give us a little extra time as we implement this new policy.
January 5, 2022:
Effective January 6, 2022, the City of Minneapolis requires any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a medical-grade mask or cloth face covering in accordance with CDC guidance when in indoor spaces of public accommodation regardless of vaccination status, except for the purposes of eating and/or drinking.
December 1, 2021:
We continue to monitor the rise in COVID case rates. We would like to ask everyone coming to the Riverview to wear a mask when not seated in the auditorium. Our staff wear masks while working; hand washing and sanitation is being reinforced so we do not get complacent.
We are continuing to use reserved seating in the auditorium to automatically distance your seats from other movie goers. While we are not capping attendance at a specific number, with the automatic spacing we are operating at about 40% of our capacity.
Popcorn-to-go is now available anytime we are open, and we are still offering the same $1 discount on all sizes of take out popcorn. Stop in any time! We will have Popcorn available until at least 8pm nightly. If you are not able to come to movies, this is still a great way to support us. We are very thankful for everyone that stops in, especially when they're wearing Riverview merch.
While the current rise in cases is concerning, we are committed to doing what we can to make movie going at the Riverview as safe and comfortable as we can.
June 11, 2021:
As Covid-19 case rates plummet and vaccine rates rise, both locally and statewide, we have made the decision to no longer require our guests to wear masks at the Riverview. We do request that you continue to wear masks as you enter the theater and move around the lobby, especially if you are unvaccinated.
In the auditorium, we are continuing to observe distancing when seating. All seats are reserved at the time of purchase and automatically distanced. While we no longer have a set capacity limit, the automatic distancing of seats will still severely limit the number of people that we can accommodate per screening.
Out of an abundance of caution, our staff will continue to wear masks while we monitor the constantly changing situation.
As with all of our Covid precautions, we will keep up to date on new guidance from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health and adjust our protocols accordingly. If we have any major changes, including to the staff requirement to wear masks, we will post that information here.
May 18, 2021:
To all of our long-standing customers, thank you for the support you’ve given us during the past year. It has been gratifying and humbling to hear the encouragement from so many of you as we have considered how to once again light up the Riverview Theater’s screen on a regular basis.
Because of the pandemic, Hollywood either shortened the amount of time movies may be shown exclusively in theaters, or sent films directly to streaming services. Although we would have preferred to resume showing a variety of second-run movies as we have done in the past, this is not feasible right now because of these drastic changes made by film distributors. Instead, we will be shifting our movie schedule to first-run, or newly released films. To accomplish this, we are required to increase our ticket price and limit the number of films we play each week. We hope to return to scheduling films as we have done in the past, depending on when Hollywood finds its new normal.
We are pleased to announce that on May 28 we will be presenting our first regular feature out of the pandemic, A Quiet Place Part 2, starring Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy and Millicent Simmonds. Tickets will be $5 for children, seniors and all matinees. Evening adult admission will be $7.
As we start up again, all tickets will need to be purchased online rather than at the door. We are implementing Reserved Seating and you will be able to select your seat at the time of purchase. A limited selection of popcorn, drinks and candy will be available at the concessions stand.
We are following Cinema Safe protocols. For example, hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the building and we have upgraded our air filtration capability. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required. Watch for further updates to these policies when national, state, and local guidance changes.
Discounted popcorn-to-go will continue to be offered during specified hours.
Again, we want to thank the community for your continued support. We would not be here today without you and are very excited to once again be presenting movies at the Riverview.