Bummed as much as we are that your summer travel plans had to be cancelled due to COVID-19? As I write this, I should be in London visiting my daughter who should be there studying this summer.
But never fear! The Kiggins continues to bring the best of world cinema straight to your living room! And next Friday, August 21st we have something special, the thoroughly charming THE AUGUST VIRGIN from up-and-coming Spanish filmmaker Jonás Trueba’s. If you are fan of the works of French master Éric Rohmer or Richard Linklater’s BEFORE trilogy, you will welcome this love letter to Madrid and affairs of the heart! You may not be able to leave the States, but you will feel like you spent a hot summer in Spain.
Pre-sale tickets are available now. Trust me, this is one of my favorite films of the year!
And mark your calendars for a very special live Q&A!
Watch the film and then join us on August 22nd or August 29th for a Film-maker Q&A which will feature a conversation about the making of THE AUGUST VIRGIN with moderator Robert Rosenberg and the film’s director & co-writer Jonas Trueba and lead actress & co-writer, Itsaso Arana!
The last few weeks have been a wild ride for us with all the worldwide love we have gotten for our quarantine messages on our Marquee!
Things really took off when Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox, posted our Back to the Future message on his Instagram page which went viral and caught the attention of major newspapers and feeds around the world!
We’d like to thank our friends and partners at Film Movement who set up this “virtual screening” series to help indie theaters struggling with the Corona virus shutdowns!
This week’s offerings through the Kiggins include CORPUS CHRISTI, 2020’s Polish Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film, and the thrilling Chinese Neo-Noir THE WILD GOOSE LAKE!
If you rent these films thru our website, the Kiggins gets 50% of the rental, which will really help us during this uncertain closure!
All films have been pre-screened and given a big thumbs up by our programmer Richard Beer, so you can be assured they are worth the virtual ticket price! Rentals are $12 for a 72 hour period so everyone in your quarantine zone can watch them!
In light of the worsening circumstances related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the directives issued today by Governor Inslee, the Kiggins is suspending all screenings and events from March 16th until April 1st, or the until conditions improve sufficiently. We are complying with the state, city, and county in prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and our community at large.
Our current plans are to reschedule much of our programming at a later date. If you have purchased advance tickets, these tickets will be honored for a rescheduled show, or can be used for another film.
Can’t make a later screening? Consider your ticket purchase a donation to help us get thru this closure. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about a refund or other options.
For the first time ever we are also offering on-line gift certificates in four different amounts which will allow you really support the Kiggins while we are closed! On-line service fees are included in the price so you get the full face value! These will never expire so you are investing in the longterm survival of your local theater!
We remain committed to the safety and best interests of our staff and audience members, and we will continue to share updates in the days and weeks ahead via our newsletter and social media.
We are deeply grateful to everyone for your ongoing support. Please stay healthy and we will see you at the movies soon!
And as the great prophets Bill and Ted once proclaimed “Be excellent to each other!”
The Kiggins Theatre would like to assure our patrons that we are taking necessary precautions with regard to concerns about the spread of the Corona Virus COVID-19. We are carefully monitoring the recommendations of governmental health agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health organizations.
Here’s what else WE are doing:
*Kiggins’ staff are required to stay home if they are ill or suspect they have been exposed.
*Our staff has increased our already thorough disinfection of all surfaces, including countertops, door pulls, railings, armrests and other public spaces.
*Staff handling cash and credit cards will avoid serving any concession items.
*When providing our free refills of our large soda and popcorns we will provide a clean cup and a fresh popcorn bag when you surrender the old ones.
Here’s what YOU can do:
*If you feel ill, PLEASE STAY HOME. We know our programming is awesome, but it’s not worth making someone else ill over!
*Our always-clean restrooms have all the materials you need for thorough hand-washing (20 seconds with soap!) which is the most proven method for keeping your hands virus-free. Wash well and wash often!
*Cover up that sneeze or cough! If you do sneeze or cough while you’re out in public, please cover your mouth or nose with your elbow or a single use tissue and wash your hands immediately.
*Keep some social distance. Our theater holds 330 which gives you plenty of room to spread out and give yourself some space (six feet is recommended). Avoid any unnecessary physical contact with our staff or other patrons whenever possible. We’ll be happy to give you a high five once this threat is under control!
Got questions? Here’s a helpful link to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website that details prevention and treatment strategies.