Starting this Friday the Kiggins is back in the business of showing movies on the BIG SCREEN! It has been a long seven months (to the day this Friday) and we have missed you!
As of last week, we have been okayed by the Governor to reopen to the public at 25% capacity as long as a strict set of guidelines are met. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our highest priority, so here’s our plan:
Currently tickets are ONLY available by advance reserved purchase through our website. If you show up without a ticket already purchased you will be turned away! Of course, you can use your smartphone and do it on the spot as we won’t require you to print your ticket. This allows you to pick your favorite seats in advance and still allow us to create the required safe social distancing.
When guests arrive they will first check in at our box-office. We will then have two separate lines, one for folks wanting to purchase concessions, and one express lane that will allow guests to go straight to the auditorium and take their seats.
Masks are required at all times while moving about the Kiggins! If you have purchased concession items we ask that you keep your masks on whenever you aren’t actively eating or drinking. Forgot your mask? We have disposable ones for sale at the box-office. If you need to use the restroom or want to grab more concessions, please put your mask back on before leaving your seat. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the theater.
Speaking of restrooms, we will be cleaning and sanitizing them every thirty minutes, along with all door handles, railings and public fixtures.
When guests arrive at their seats they will find that cloth seat covers have been placed over their seats giving an added level protection. After the movie, just leave them on your seats and between shows we will gather them for washing at which time that seat will be sanitized throughly.
Once the movie ends we ask that guests, whenever possible, use the interior auditorium exits directly out of the auditorium. We have built in at least one hour between shows so we can make sure the theater is clean, but we don’t want to keep our next guests waiting!
If 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’s Frank Poole and Dave Bowman had only been wearing their masks, HAL 2000 would not have been able to read their lips to see that they were questioning his competence.
Wear a mask. Save lives.
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!