After months of watching movies at home because of the forced closure of area theatres, moviegoers can finally grab a seat and catch a flick.

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“It’s an October Surprise. And normally that applies to political events, not to the entertainment world! But we were totally surprised and very happy that after 7 months we can finally open!,” said Ray Barker program director for the North Park Theatre.

According to Channel 4 (WIVB-TV) North Park Theatre, has a line-up of Halloween favorites are ready for viewing.

“For this first week of opening, we’re going to do family Halloween films with Hocus Pocus and the Nightmare Before Christmas, give something for families to do when they come out together,” Barker said.

Those heading to the theatre are reminded that they are required to wear masks until they are seated.

“We have assigned socially distant seating, we can practically do a row per person we have so many rows inside our auditorium. So, that won’t be a problem, but we have to be very careful of people entering and exiting the building,” Barker said. “This is a big focus for New York State, they want to make sure that social distancing is observed when people leave, because people tend to congregate. We want to make sure that people are safe.”

Some other area movie theaters that will reopen this weekend include the Market Arcade 8 AMC Maple Ridge, the Regal at the Walden Galleria, Regal Quaker Crossing in Orchard Park, and Flix in Lancaster.

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