Pittsburgh cinemas are as soon as once more welcoming clients and hoping to rekindle a troubled business – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – With the unofficial summer start on Monday, the big studios are hoping more people will return to their local theaters when summer blockbusters are released.

“I’m just excited to stop wearing a mask and need masks,” said Ella Adelman, Pittsburgh.

The big cinema chains AMC Entertainment, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark no longer require masks from customers who are fully vaccinated.

“I know I’m excited. This is like our first movie we’ve seen in two years, ”said Adelman.

Adelman and her family went to the Cinemark Theater in McCandless to see Disney’s “Cruella”.

The whole family was excited to be out in public without having to wear a mask.

“Since I am vaccinated, I am no longer worried. I’m just about to get back to normal, ”said Abby Adelman.

However, other vaccinated customers have continued to choose to wear their masks.

“I feel that we are now conditioned to wear masks. So it’s pretty hard, even though I’ve been vaccinated for months, ”said Sara Dietrich.

Theaters still require customers who are not fully vaccinated and theater staff to wear masks unless they are eating or drinking.

Dietrich tells Channel 11 that she missed the food in the theaters.

“I look forward to eating popcorn. To be honest, I miss cinema popcorn a lot, ”said Dietrich.

All three chains follow local and state mandates listed on their websites.

Cinemas will continue to implement social distancing, cleaning protocols, and limited capacity until further notice.

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