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Valley movie theaters begin re-opening with new health and safety measures in place

Are you ready to start climbing the walls at home? You may want to put on your mask, grab your hand sanitizer, and head to the movies!

Here is your extensive guide to all Arizona movie theater re-openings:

Fat Cats in Mesa offers 8 auditoriums of entertainment. Additionally, two offer Dolby Atmos sound which surrounds you! They are re-open and ready to entertain you! Movies are only five bucks!

Fat Cats in Gilbert features 6 screens of movie fun. They are also re-open and ready to entertain you! Movies are only five bucks!

Digital Drive-In AZ in Mesa and Peoria are now open. Their massive 24’ x 40’ digital high def screen is a first in the state of Arizona. Each night offers a different film to enjoy. Cost is $22 per carload.

West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In is now open in the west valley. Prices are $7.75 per person.

Roadhouse Cinemas Scottsdale 11 re-opened Wed June 10.

Cinemark Mesa 16 re-opens July 3. Per local laws, face masks will be required.

Regal Cinemas Gilbert 14 will re-open July 10. It’s just in time for Selena Gomez latest feature, Broken Hearts Gallery. Masks will be required and theater capacity will be limited to 50%.

AMC, the nation’s largest movie theater chain will re-open 450 locations on July 15 and 150 more on July 24. AMC currently owns 12 theaters in Arizona with a total of 198 screens. Masks will be required and theater capacity will be limited to 30%. For those who are A-list members, AMC will resume charging you on July 15th.

Flix Brewhouse Chandler 9 is scheduled to open it’s doors July 31st. That’s when Christopher Nolan’s Tenet will premiere.

Alamo Drafthouse, with three locations in Chandler (9 screens), Gilbert (7 screens), and Tempe (7 screens), said Friday its reopening plans are forthcoming. Meanwhile, you can currently find online content here.

Cinema Latino in West Phoenix (6 screens) has not announced any plans to re-open as of yet.

FilmBar (1 screen), an indy theater in downtown Phoenix, has reopened its theater for private showings. You can rent the entire theater for $125 total for two hours. That includes you and up to nine others. They are currently sold out through July 30th though. If you prefer to search content online instead, try here.

Harkins Theatres, which is based in Arizona, has not yet announced its reopening plans. You can, however, pick up a Big Party Popcorn for $10 curbside for movie night at home.

Picture Show, which has locations in Mesa (8 screens), Paradise Valley, and Tucson, has opened one theater in Colorado, but has not yet announced opening plans for its Arizona locations.

Pollack Tempe Cinemas 6, an independent discount theater, remains closed. However, a poster for Mulan, a live-action Disney movie set to debut July 24, is shown.

Super Saver Cinemas 8 in Phoenix, a discount theater, has not made any announcement regarding re-opening plans.

Studio Movie Grill has begun to reopen some of its theaters, but an opening date for Scottsdale 9 has not been announced. Meanwhile, you can rent the theater for $200 for a private screening.

UltraStar Cinemas 12 at Ak-Chin Circle in Maricopa is currently showing Nightly Movies Under the Stars at 7 p.m on the Ultrastar Amphitheater Lawn. Guests can cool off on the Splash Pad starting at 5:30 p.m daily.

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.
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