Images Cinema Open For Theater Rentals

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema has entered the first phase of its reopening plan with Private Theater Rentals. 
 
The theater is available for private rentals for quarantine pods or other groups. 
 
The rental price starts at $350, with a discounted price of  $275 for Images members. The schedule is flexible, so any night of the week can be a night out at the movies.
 
Plus, people can also enter Images' raffle for a 1-in-35 chance to win a Private Theater Rental. To buy a $10 raffle ticket, visit Images Cinema's online store, images-cinema.square.site.
 
All current guidelines will be followed, meaning groups can be no larger than 20 people, masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. Images has upgraded its HVAC system to the latest preventive technology, enhanced cleaning procedures are being implemented, and there will be a maximum of one rental per day.
 
The full list of private rental rules is below and can be found at Images' website, imagescinema.org/private-rentals. Please read them carefully.
 
Images Cinema expects the next step in their reopening plans will be public screenings with a limited schedule of screenings, perhaps just on the weekend. Eventually the cinema will reopen to seven-days-a-week programming, but this will depend on many factors: continuing favorable progress against coronavirus, widespread vaccinations, state guidelines and the availability of new films.
 
Questions about re-opening or private rental reservations requests can be directed to doug@imagescinema.org, or the Images Cinema office at 413.458.1039.
 
Private Rental Guidelines at Images Cinema
  • Price is $350 per show ($275 for Images members)
  • Groups can be no larger than 20 people.
  • Quarantine pods of 6 or less can sit together. Larger groups will be socially distanced within the theater.
  • Masks must be worn unless eating or drinking within the theater at your seats.
  • Visitors will be required to sign a waiver stating you and your group are COVID free.
  • No mingling before or after the film. Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before the agreed-upon start time and leave within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the film.
  • Limited concessions will be available, including beer and wine for those over 21.
 
Images Cinema precautions 
  • Masks must be worn by both guests and staff.
  • Air quality in the auditorium is being addressed by newly installed needlepoint bipolar ionization technology, and there are professional-grade air purifiers throughout the theater.
  • Seating within the auditorium is limited to pairs of specific seats with at least six feet between each set of seats. Seating is also only allowed in every other row.
  • Frequent disinfection of high contact surfaces and other points of contact.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the theater.
  • Only one private rental a day.
 

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