Castle Theatre Reopens Tonight

Manchester’s movie theater reopens this week.

Castle Theatre has been closed for a few months due to COVID-19, but will open its doors again for a few days a week beginning tonight.

Manager Kristy Davis there will be some changes in place, with seating restrictions the biggest change. Normally, the theater would be able to seat 253 people, but for now, they’ll be restricted to under 80 people as they try to safely keep groups six feet apart.

Davis says groups will be able to stay together as long as they are nine people or less (because their longest row only holds nine). Movie tickets can be purchased online through the Castle Theatre website or Facebook page.

Moviegoers will not be required to wear masks, but it will be highly encouraged. Davis says the staff will wear masks – one of many precautions they’re taking as they try to keep everyone safe.

Castle Theatre will only be showing movies three nights a week for now – on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The shows will start at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. This week’s movie will be “I Still Believe”, with “Trolls World Tour” showing next week.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH