At a Thursday press conference it was announced that the Fremont Cinemas would be reopening thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of Tanya Mendoza and Ken Terveer.
On Friday the word came down from the Gov’s office that theaters could reopen.
Or does Lansing recognize the importance of providing entertainment options to the people of Newaygo County?
Few folks favor hitting the theaters during our warm weather period which can be anywhere from about 5 months to that week in July depending on personal body temperature fluctuations.
And we are an outside kind of people here in the near north. When the first croci appear poking through the snow we are ready to take it outside and it isn’t until the last of the leaves fall and deer hunting season comes to its post Thanksgiving end that most of us become ready to bring it indoors for the winter.
Then, with daytimes reduced to a few hours and nighttime activity limited to shoveling snow we hunker in.
But now and then you just got to get out right?
And what better place than to go to the movies?
Now we’re not saying it was merely the article by Lola Harmon in N3 regarding the impending reopening of the Fremont Cinemas that caused the Gov to suddenly toss open the doors to theaters across the lower part of our bipeninsular paradise…
But the timing...the timing is certainly intriguing.
From the press release last Friday:
Beginning October 9, a number of previously closed businesses are slated to reopen statewide, including indoor theaters, cinemas, performance venues, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities, trampoline parks, and more.
Under Executive Order 2020-183, instead of being limited to 10 people, non-residential indoor gatherings and events now must limit attendance to 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 500 people in Michigan’s largest venues. Non-residential indoor venues must require a face covering. Instead of being limited to 100 people, non-residential outdoor gatherings and events now must limit attendance to 30 people per 1,000 square feet or 30 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people.
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