Riverview Theater Reopening Updates
- August 31, 2021:
We continue to watch the continuing COVID pandemic, and the current rise in case rates. We would like to ask everyone coming to the Riverview to wear a mask when not seated in the auditorium. Our staff will continue to 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 can only accommodate about 40% of our capacity.
We have discontinued our regular Popcorn to go hours, however we are still offering the same $1 discount on all sizes of take out popcorn. Stop in any time we are open, we will have Popcorn available until at least 8pm nightly. We do ask that you avoid coming close to the start of movie showtimes. This is still a great way to support us if you can not come to movies, 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, 2020:
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.