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Based on current CDC guidelines, masks are required at the Belcourt, except when eating/drinking in your seat.

HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

(effective as of Aug 30, 2021)

Below you’ll find an overview of the health and safety precautions in place at the Belcourt for you and our staff.

Please review them — and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you’ve any questions. Just email us here.


STAFF PRECAUTIONS

Staff members are required to wear a mask at all times in the Belcourt.

Before coming to work, staff members self-monitor for fever or other symptoms of COVID-19. They will not come to work if experiencing any symptoms, or if they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19.


PATRON PRECAUTIONS

Ticketing and Screenings
We are limiting audience capacity in all screening halls to 50% maximum — which means 166 seats in the 1925 Hall, 127 in the 1966 Hall, and 17 in the Manzler/Webb Screening Room.

Given capacity limitations, we recommend that you purchase your tickets online in advance. Availability permitting, we will sell tickets at our box office.

Only patrons with a ticket — or purchasing a ticket — are permitted in the building.

For safety’s sake, we ask patrons not to linger in the lobby before or after screenings.

Arrive on time for your screening — we’ll cut off seating for a film 10 minutes after its start time.

Seating
Seating is general admission. When choosing your seat, please respect and maintain space and distance from others.

Masks
Based on current CDC guidance, masks are required at the Belcourt — except when eating/drinking in your seat.

Our staff members are required to wear masks.

We have masks at the theatre and will provide you with one if you’ve forgotten yours.

Concessions
For everyone’s safety, patrons are asked to take their concessions trash with them when leaving a screening — and dispose of it in the trash cans provided.

Restrooms
Our restrooms have soap dispensers, touchless faucets, and paper towels — and both also have hand sanitizers for use.

Restrooms are regularly cleaned and sanitized.


BUILDING ADAPTATIONS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

To help provide a safe environment for both patrons and staff throughout our building, we have invested in new equipment for thorough sanitation and made adaptations to our overall HVAC systems to increase air ventilation, filtration and purifying.

In our screening halls and throughout the building, we’ve made significant adaptations to the building’s HVAC system in accordance with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommendations for non-healthcare buildings:

  • ozone-free UV air scrubbers (HVAC-mounted Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI), which uses UV light with sufficiently short wavelengths to disinfect surfaces, air, and water)
  • improved central air and other HVAC filtration to MERV-13* (as recommended by the CDC and ASHRAE; MERV ≥ 13 is efficient at capturing airborne viruses)
  • increased outdoor air ventilation
  • keeping all systems running 24/7 with fans always on
*MERV stands for “minimum efficiency report value,” a scale used to report the effectiveness of air filters.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I buy a ticket?
To purchase a ticket, go to the film’s page and scroll down to SHOWTIMES. Click on the actual showtime (i.e. 7:00pm) you’d like to attend. Next, select the quantity and type of tickets you’d like and add them to your cart. (If you’re a member, you’ll need to log in before adding tickets to your cart.)

Why do I have to create an account?
Your Belcourt account provides a secure transaction process for ticket and membership purchases.

How do I know which hall a movie will be shown in?
To see which hall any particular screening will be playing in, just click on the actual showtime at belcourt.org and the hall will be listed just under the film’s title on its ticketing page.

Do I have to wear a mask if I’ve already been vaccinated for Covid-19?
Per the CDC’s current guidelines, masks are required at the Belcourt (except when eating/drinking in your seat).