Now ... back to the show!

Ridgecrest Cinemas resumes (limited) operations

Now ... back to the show!RIDGECREST CINEMAS — After much anticipation, and what feels like a replay of the film “Groundhog Day,” Ridgecrest Cinemas will be welcoming the community back to its big screens beginning Friday. Nov. 6 – with heightened sanitization guidelines, limited movie schedules and new features.

The cinema’s featured films will be a mix of new releases and classic throwbacks that have become increasingly popular for the town (at $3 a ticket, it’s a deal and nostalgic fun for the whole family).

The schedule will be limited to Friday, Saturday and Sunday showings with staggered start times to allow minimal path crossing in the lobby for guests as well as to ensure theaters are properly cleaned and sanitized prior to the next showing.

New, upgraded features include assigned seating that will allow guests to pick their seats and have an automatic social-distancing buffer in place, contactless payment with Apple & Google pay and a new app for smartphones that will allow guests to purchase tickets from the comfort of their homes any time of day. From your phone’s app store, search “Ridgecrest Cinemas” to download.

You can still pre-purchase tickets online as well at to reduce waiting in box office lines.

The theater will also offer private events for up to 20 guests at different tiered price points, depending on film choice and concession packages. The private events will offer a film choice of new movies currently showing or a classic throwback. To learn more, email Ridgecrest Cinemas at ridgecrest or send a message on Facebook/Instagram.

The Theater has adapted with free pop-up drive ins and curbside sales, but there is something to be said about sitting in a theater when the lights go down and the screen comes to life.

See the re-opening weekend schedule on our website or Facebook/Instagram today!

Pictured: The concessions counter at the Ridgecrest Cinemas – sanitized and ready for the return of hungry and thirsty movie goers. - Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2020-10-30