Following on the recommendations of local, state and Federal authorities for helping to reinforce “social distancing” and reducing the risks of further contagion, Sisters Movie House will be closing its doors with immediate effect from Monday March 16th. Pending further developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, Sisters Movie House is planning to re-open on Friday May 1st, when the highly anticipated Black Widow is due to open.
As with every small business right now, this is a gut-wrenching decision which we did not take lightly. In the end, we have to put the health and safety of our patrons at the forefront of our minds. We know for it to be effective, closures and quarantining have to be at a maximal level. We could not, therefore, in good conscience, continue to be open if it was running afoul of the best practices being encouraged by our medial practitioners and local authorities.
We are born optimists but everything we understand about this pandemic suggests it is going to get worse before it gets better. We don’t see any point in promoting false hopes. This virus is a beast and will need time to run its course. We sincerely hope the outlook improves enough by May but we will remain in close contact with state and local officials and will not re-open until we have the all-clear.
With so many releases understandably postponed by our distribution partners in Hollywood, we think there’s a good chance that the second half of 2020 produces some of the biggest box office returns ever and we plan to be around for it. We’re only taking a pause now to come back bigger and stronger than ever later this year. In the meantime, thank you for your understanding, your patience and for all your kindness and continued support.