Despite movie theatres not being able to open, Emagine Royal Oak hosting Juneteenth Film Festival

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 17:45:27-04

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Despite movie theatres not being able to open in most of Michigan, Emagine Entertainment announced a Juneteenth Film Festival to be held beginning this Friday.

The festival will begin June 19 and run for a minimum of one week. Tickets will cost $10, according to Emagine, with net proceeds going to the United Negro College Fund.

You can see the complete list of showtimes at Emagine's website, for the shows at the Emagine Royal Oak location.

While much of Michigan is now open, movie theatres are among the businesses that have to remain closed until the state moves into phase 5. Currently, all but two regions are in phase 4.

Emagine didn't address how they plan to open under the order, but said the theatre underwent an thorough cleaning and disinfecting program, and will have new social distancing procedures.

According to Emagine, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. They are asking all guests to respect social distancing and encourage wearing masks in the lobby and restrooms. Emagine also said that they will provide masks for any guest if they request it.

Emagine said restrooms will have limited capacities, and that there are adjusted seating in the theatres to allow for restricted capacities. When entering the theatre, one staircase will go up and another will go down.

Emagine has also adopted a return to work action plan with health and cleanliness protocols for employees that will include wearing masks and gloves while working. All employees will be required to complete and sign a COVID-19 Daily Screening Form answering questions regarding possible exposure to COVID-19

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