Oct. 23 date set for reopening Hastings 4 theater – Hastings Banner
After a pandemic and bankruptcy filing by its previous owners, the Hastings 4 movie theater will reopen later this month.
GQT Movies has announced that the Hastings theater will reopen Friday, Oct. 23. The company is phasing in the reopening of 11 theaters over a period of three weeks, starting this Friday with locations in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Battle Creek and Holland.
“This has been a long time coming, and we are ready to get back to the job of serving our valued customers,” GQT chief operating officer Matt McSparin said in an Oct. 2 news release.
The phasing of the reopening will allow GQT to make sure all aspects of its new safety plan are in place and training can be completed. The company has instituted a plan that emphasizes social distancing and sanitizing. Employees will be required to wear masks or face shields. The company will conduct wellness checks, including temperature checks, and will follow specific rules when it comes to serving concessions to customers, according to the GQT website.
“Guest safety through clean and disinfected lobbies, bathrooms, concession areas, and auditoriums will be our priority,” McSparin said.
Sept. 25, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer allowed for the reopening of movie theaters across most of the state after they had been shut down since March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One GQT location – Cadillac – has been open since