The Capitol Arts Complex, comprised of the Capitol Theatre at 220 W. Dominick St.. and the independent movie theater, Cinema Capitol at 230 W. Dominick St., has announced a temporary Covid policy, in effect through November 15. Beginning on Friday, October 1, both Cinema Capitol auditoriums will operate at 50% capacity, and the main auditorium at the Capitol Theatre will operate at 25% capacity for movie shows only. All live shows at the Capitol will operate on a per-show basis, and the policy for each show will be announced in conjunction with that particular program.
Capitol Executive Director Art Pierce notes, “Even though there is no mandate requiring us to limit our attendance at this time, we feel that, by doing so, we are making every effort to assure our patrons of a comfortable and safe experience. This is a temporary policy, and we will hopefully be in a position to lift all restrictions soon. The good news is that we have more than 1,700 seats here, and we can accommodate 375 or fewer patrons in such a way that they can very effectively spread out!”
It was further announced by the Capitol that masks will be required for all patrons when moving about in the facility, but that those who have been vaccinated may remove their masks when seated. Those who have not been vaccinated will be asked to wear their masks at all times when in any part of the facility, except when eating or drinking. Additionally, in the historic Capitol Theatre, there will be designated areas in the auditorium where social distancing seating will be available.