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Movie theaters, bowling alleys and more will be allowed to reopen in Miami

Mayor Giménez is signing an order to allow for indoor entertainment with restrictions.

By
Virginia Gil
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Just in time to catch the last summer blockbuster, Miami-Dade movie theaters will be reopening to the public on Friday, September 18. It’s part of a new order that county Mayor Carlos Giménez is set to sign this afternoon, which will also allow for other indoor entertainment venues to resume operations under new guidelines. Bowling alleys, banquet halls and concert halls may reopen so long as they abide by the county’s restrictions, including but not limited to remaining at 50-percent capacity and having the proper HVAC systems.

Up next: bars. Mayor Giménez confirmed that he’s exploring the possibility of allowing them to reopen within the next two weeks. Like restaurants, bars will need to limit the number of people allowed inside and be restricted from playing loud music to prevent folks from shouting and spreading the virus. Live music can resume but absolutely no dancing will be allowed. And now’s not the time to take a page out of Kevin Bacon’s playbook. Customers will have to remain seated and won’t be allowed to make trips to the counter. If you’ve ever been to one of those exclusive, craft cocktail bars in NYC or Paris, you’ll recall it’s a similar M.O. where every patron must have somewhere to sit before they’re allowed inside. 

Details on reopening haven’t been disclosed as the news was only shared via a live press conference in Downtown earlier today. But the order should be signed any minute now. It’s time to queue up the Fandango site and get those tickets to Tenet before they sell out.

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