GROVE - The show is going on at the Cinema 7 of Grove.
After two months of closure, the theater reopened on Friday, May 15. Although new releases from Hollywood have been pushed back until July, the theater is playing three films, two classic films and a modern film.
The two classic films are Dirty Dancing and The Goonies.
Dirty Dancing is the 1987 romantic film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as a dance instructor and resort attendee who fall in love on the dance floor. Run time is 1 hour and 40 minutes and the movie is rated PG-13.
The Goonies is the 1985 fantasy and adventure film about a group of kids who search for a long lost pirate treasure to save their neighborhood called 'The Goondocks'. The movie stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen and Corey Feldman. Run time is 1 hour and 55 minutes and has a rating of PG.
The modern film is Play the Flute.
Play the Flute is the 2020 faith-based film starring Brett Varvel as a new youth pastor who tries to inspire an indifferent youth group to strengthen their relationships with God. Run time is 1 hour and 43 minutes and has not been rated.
"The theater is so happy to be able to bring back some of these classic movies that we all know and love. There is a limited amount of movies coming out of Hollywood, so we are doing our best to get movies that we believe people will enjoy," said Grove's Head Manager Taylor Tanner.
As part of the Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan implemented in the state of Oklahoma, movie theaters were able to open during Phase 1, part 2. The theater has implemented several precautionary measures to aid in the CDC recommendation of social distancing and disinfecting. These measures include:
• roped off rows in auditoriums
• plexiglass dividers in front of the registers
• markers denoting six feet spacing in the lobby
• use of masks by employees
• extra disinfecting measures while cleaning
"Going to the movies is a great way to be able to escape from the real world for an hour or so. When you come to the Grove theater, we want you to know that we are going above and beyond to keep this experience safe for everyone by taking extra cleaning and sanitization measures," said Tanner.
The theater is currently scheduled for showings 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. each day, but times and dates are subject to change.
For those missing the taste of movie theater popcorn, the Cinema 7 has fresh popcorn to go. The theater also has gift cards available to purchase for those who want to support a local business, but see a film at a later date.
For more information, visit www.centercinemas.com.