Our Response to the Coronavirus
The Coronavirus has presented an extraordinary and challenging time for everyone. Brenden Theatres will closely follow the guidelines set by the CDC, State, City, and County Health Department orders.
We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment to our guests, employees, and our communities. We are undertaking these enhanced steps;
• Additional training for all employees an COVID-19 prevention and best practices to include a SafeServe COVID-19 Training Certificate.
• Regular and hourly employee hand washing with sanitizer use between washings.
• Employee Health Screening and Temperature Checks
• Employees to wear face masks and food service gloves.
• Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting overnight and throughout the day of common touch points.
• Contactless admission and concession purchasing.
• Social distancing protocols throughout theater and auditorium seating.
Even with the above enhanced health and safety measures, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. You should evaluate your risk in determining whether to attend Brenden Theatres. Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Brenden Theatres, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
We urge you to stay informed. Visit the website of your local Health Dept as well as the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) for the latest information and guidance.
CinemaSafe Health & Safety Guidelines
We’ve mentioned a few key COVID-19 protocols already. In addition, The National Association of Theatre Owners has enacted the recommendations of health experts to address the specific environment of movie theaters addressing everything from mobile ticketing to air filtration. You can expect these protocols to be present in any CinemaSafe theater.
All employees must wear a face covering or mask. Patrons must wear a face covering at all times, except as noted by the CDC and herein. Those who are unwilling to wear a face covering will be denied entry.
Appropriate physical distancing must be maintained at all times between patrons, except members of the same household or those that attend together.
Theaters will explore novel options to minimize the number of patrons in an auditorium. Appropriate physical distancing must be maintained at all times between patrons, except members of the same household or those that attend together.
All HVAC systems should be in working order with increased ventilation whenever possible.
Employees should be trained on hand-hygiene practices, and are required to wash hands frequently at easily-accessible hand-washing facilities.
Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (EPA approved ethanol or isopropyl) will be liberally placed in easily accessible public areas and patrons will be encouraged by staff and appropriately placed signage to practice hand hygiene.
Auditoriums should be carefully disinfected between movie screenings. High-touch surfaces should be wiped down periodically with EPA-registered disinfectant.
Employee Health Training
All employees should be trained on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as well as local theatre policies and procedures.
Minimize cash transactions and encourage credit cards or contactless payments whenever possible. Theaters will eliminate communal food and condiments that requires shared serving utensils or equipment.
Tickets sales should be available online or via phone whenever feasible to reduce the need to stand in line for tickets. Alternatives to paper tickets should be used whenever possible.
Not Feeling Well?
If you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, please stay home and we welcome you to join us again in the future.