Bam Announces June Theater Reopening, Plus Plans for All-Virtual BAMcinemaFest — Exclusive

Bam Announces June Theater Reopening, Plus Plans for All-Virtual BAMcinemaFest — Exclusive
After being closed for over a year due to Covid-19, Bam Rose Cinemas will reopen Friday, June 11 for in-person screenings of first-run and repertory films, the Brooklyn mainstay has today announced. All four screens will reopen, with approximately 20 to 50 seats available in each theater, in accordance with reduced capacity New York State guidelines.

The theater will also be implementing a variety of enhanced safety measures, including mandatory masks unless eating or drinking (concessions will be available), socially-distanced seating, enhanced Hvac filtration, and increased time between screenings to facilitate thorough cleaning and minimize interactions.

The theater will play a variety of new releases and older selections when it opens, including several titles that initially premiered as virtual cinema titles, such as Ousmane Sembène’s “Mandabi,” which first played on the virtual platform in February. “Sembène is an artist I love to see on the big screen,” senior film programmer Jesse Trussell told IndieWire.
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