If you have been missing the big screen, your wait is almost over. Emagine Theatre in Birch Run is set to reopen its doors on Friday, October 9th. Double bonus if you are a frontline worker - you and a guest get in free.

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According to WNEM, frontline workers, and their guest, can view any movie for free beginning October 9th, 2020 through Oct 15th, 2020. What follows is a list of jobs and or job fields that represent frontline workers,

  • Medical and healthcare field
  • Telecommunications
  • Information technology systems
  • Defense
  • Food and agriculture
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Energy, water and wastewater
  • Law enforcement, police, firefighters, EMT's and public works
  • Cashiers in grocery and general merchandise stores
  • Production and food processing workers
  • Janitors and maintenance workers
  • Agricultural workers
  • Truck drivers

Be sure to bring some form of identification with you like a name badge, or whatever form of work ID you may have. Shout out to the theatre for offering this. It may seem as if things are getting back to normal in some aspects, but these folks have been working non-stop since the beginning of the pandemic. You are appreciated.

I know Emagine Theatres offers a top notch movie experience, from Dolby Atmos, to cuddle chairs - they have it all. According to their website, all of their theaters ave implemented Cinema Safe, a program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters.

Did I mention Emagine Theatre in Birch Run serves beer and wine? They do. Things are really starting to look up. See you at the movies.