Private movie-theater rentals from Cinemark becoming more popular during pandemic

Cinemark is offering private-party rentals of movie theaters

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Private movie-theater rentals becoming more popular
With the moviegoing business hit hard during the pandemic, Cinemark theaters is offering private-party rentals of movie theaters.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- How about an entire movie theater all to yourself?

Cinemark theaters is launching a new program hoping to get customers back in the door -- safely. And it may be the ultimate movie watching experience.

A whole theater would be available for just you and your friends; and more and more people are doing it.

"It is his birthday and we both are movie fans, so we decided to book the private theater deal," said Krystle Futrell.

For $150, you can have the theater just for your party.

"You're safe, you're by yourself, you still wear a mask, it's a great deal," said Bridget, a mother from Downey

Cinemark theaters is offering the program across the country. The industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, but this is one way to get customers back in the door safely.

"We are staggering show times, limiting capacity to ensure physical distancing within the auditorium as well," said Chandra Brashears, a vice president with Cinemark.

Cinemark has all the new movies available, but also a lot of the holiday classics. For many who have been stuck at home, it's a reminder of how things used to be.

"To get out for a night like things are normal, it's awesome!" said Futrell.