Normal Theater Opens
Written by Catrina Petersen on February 4, 2021
NORMAL, Ill.-In-person screenings return to the Normal Theater on Thursday, Feb. 4 with the new sci-fi film Little Fish.
Closed March 13 of last year, the Normal Theater had initially resumed operations in October before increased COVID mitigations brought another closure in November.
“We’re excited to welcome guests back through our doors to share in the classic cinema-going experience, albeit with some now-familiar adjustments for everyone’s health and well-being,” said Adam Fox, Civic Arts Manager for the Town of Normal.
The theater will follow procedures established last fall to be in-line with Restore Illinois guidelines, operating at a reduced capacity of 50 guests.
To maintain appropriate physical distancing, all seating will be assigned.
Tickets can be purchased in-person at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time, or online.
Patrons can select seats with either option, but purchasing online secures preferred seating and avoids missing sold-out shows.
Fox said there’s a real importance in seeing films with an audience.
“There’s nothing that can replace the experience of being in an auditorium with other moviegoers, experiencing a film for the first time. The highs are higher. The lows are lower,” said Fox.