Streator Eagle 6 owner Eric Gubelman told The Times recently the reopening plan has a “gap in it” when it comes to theaters. Drive-in theaters are permitted in Phase 2, with indoor theaters planned for Phase 4, and there’s a third phase that doesn’t specifically mention movie theaters but does allow for the reopening of nonessential retail businesses and gatherings of 10 or fewer people.
Gubelman recently told The Times he had explored the idea of private or reservation-only screenings to reopen the theater. He was in talks with the La Salle County Health Department on what was feasible and safe.
The movie theater had been selling curbside popcorn and concessions on weekends to continue to generate revenue while it was closed after the governor’s stay-at-home order.
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