CURRENT HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re observing enhanced safety measures to promote your comfort and well-being.
Face Mask Required
It's widely acknowledged that mask use is the most effective tool we have for preventing coronavirus transmission in public settings, even as our community vaccination level rises. To that end we are requiring masks to be worn when not actively eating or drinking. Remember, this is not just for your safety... it's for the safety of your fellow moviegoers and the Central Cinema crew.
Limited-use masks are available free at the counter; if you find yourself here without one, please come in through our rear parking lot entrance and we'll fix you up.
Socially Distanced Seating
We’ve reduced our capacity to 45% per screening to ensure safe distance throughout our auditorium. That means just 40 tickets are available per screening, so be sure to grab yours in advance!
Please be courteous when taking your seat by leaving six feet of space, or roughly three seats, in all directions between your group and others. The more thoughtful you are of others, the more everyone will enjoy their trip to the movies.
When the film is finished we encourage you to leave promptly and thoughtfully to avoid unnecessary crowding. We do, however, welcome and encourage you to take the time to wash your hands before you go.
Enhanced Cleanliness Measures
We’ll be working in accordance with Knox County Health Department guidelines to maintain high standards for hygiene and operational safety. Hand-washing is constant, bathrooms and relevant surfaces are regularly disinfected, and we've spaced out our showtimes to allow for thorough, uninterrupted cleaning & fogging between screenings. Markers have been placed in our lobby to designate safe queueing distance. We appreciate your patience if any of these measures cause delays or inconvenience.
Your Safety Is Our Concern
Going to the movies amid the pandemic remains an activity of at least moderate risk, and we obviously can make no guarantees of your safety. We encourage you to make your own informed choices for your health. Stay safe, Knoxville... and if you’re showing symptoms or have been exposed, please stay home.