I'll try to collect and share theater info about their return to business as it becomes available. I've noted each of the theaters and will note their planned opening date and links to any additional information they provide.
One has to wonder how our elected officials can tie the ability of businesses to operate to availability of ICU beds for which they've never enumerated the number deemed essential per 100K citizens. Hospitals have been closing or consolidating for years, but no leaders have felt a threat to the public in case of a disaster or pandemic?
Marin County's really bad choice about eliminating concession sales at theaters was bad enough. For those of you who don't know, studios take the majority of money from ticket sales, so theaters are dependent on concession sales to pay for almost all their bills including payroll. Our "leaders" don't really understand the impact on many of the businesses they restrict. They also make such decisions without any evidence that movie theaters (anywhere in the world) have been the origin of a Covid infection. You can hear the shallow consideration and generalizations (including Dr. Willis' noting that 'the other counties did it' at about 1 hour) HERE. If you'd like to complain, the Marin Supervisors can be found HERE, and the contact form for the Supervisors can be found HERE.
For reference here's the State's Guidance (is guidance a requirement?) for Movie Theaters.
Industry Guidance: Movie Theaters and Family Entertainment Centers
The National Association of Theatre Owners and 310 companies representing over 30,000 screens nationwide have come together to commit to implementing expert-backed industry-specific health and safety protocols. Many of the North Bay theaters are included in that group. Click here to see the protocols and theater commitments
From the looks of it, don't expect to see any smiles unless they're printed on a mask.
Some of the theaters have added reserved seating to ensure social distancing. You'd be wise to buy tickets in advance to ensure you're able to be seated if your local theater is open. Remember, the State's guidance allows only 25% of the seats (up to 100) in any auditorium, and a county may be even more restrictive.