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Beating the heat at the theater

Posted at 9:54 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 02:18:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - As the temperature rises and more businesses, like movie theaters, are reopening San Diegans and people from neighboring counties are flocking to get a dose of normalcy.

"We sold out today which is great news for everyone, we sold out today very quickly." General Manager of Theater Box Donnie Eversole said.

He said it was wonderful 'being home' back in the theater, "we haven't been in the theater for 90 to 120 days so it's like a new adventure."

He said it helps that the week they opened, two blockbusters, Christopher Nolan's Tenet and Bill and Ted Face the Music, are screening.

While they're capped at 25% Eversole said you can make sure you claim your seat by reserving online. They are working to add more showtimes while abiding by the new guidelines.

Last time San Diego had sweeping reopenings, there was a huge spike in coronavirus cases.

Eversole said they are doing everything they cna to prevent another spike, "every cdc guideline is followed to the letter, we do not bend, we do not break. We follow the rules because not only is our business affected, everyone else is and we want to make sure everyone is getting a fair shake and able to recoup some of the summer that's been lost."

San Diego is the only lower tier county in Southern California with the ability to have so many re-openings, drawing attention from our neighbors.

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher spoke at Wednesday's press conference, urging everyone to do their part to prevent another spike, "One of the most dangerous settings is indoor gatherings, it is house parties, it is people gathering together in an indoor setting and there really is no way for us to enforce that or prevent that other than the public's help and cooperation."

He said if there are gatherings and another spike in cases, businesses, like Theater Box, could shut down once again.