Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Lakeport Cinemas to close to limit COVID-19 exposure

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in California and the recommended and mandatory measures being taken to limit exposure, the management of Lakeport Cinemas said they have made the difficult decision to close the theater for the foreseeable future.

As of Tuesday, no confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported in Lake County.

The three largest theater chains in the US have all announced closures of all their theaters including Regal in Ukiah. Those that aren’t closed now will most likely be forced to close soon.

“We had hoped to continue providing an escape for our guests on a limited basis during this time. However, The CDC and government agencies are continuing to increase their recommendations for limiting public interaction. Because of this it has become increasingly clear that keeping our doors open would only risk the potential of the virus spreading to our guests and our staff and throughout Lake County,” Lakeport Cinemas management reported.

They said they will continue to monitor the situation and reopen the theater as soon as they can be sure things are returning to normal and there is no unnecessary risk to patrons or staff.

In light of school closures due to COVID-19, Lakeport Cinemas has received a number of
inquiries about opening the drive‐in early to provide some entertainment.

“Based on the information from government agencies, the CDC, and consultations with dozens of drive‐in owners across the US, we have determined it would be irresponsible for us to open the drive‐in at this time. Even if we were to open with no snack bar and no restrooms, we would still be creating a large gathering which would risk the possibility of the virus spreading,” theater officials reported.

“This COVID-19 situation is going to make it very difficult for businesses large and small to survive, including ours,” theater management reported. “This creates great hardship for all of our employees, contractors and vendors. Please keep all in your positive thoughts. Please stay home, wash your hands, cover your cough and stay healthy. We hope to see you again soon.”

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