COVID-19 CINEMA INFORMATION

A message to all of our amazing customers. 

*Latest Update: 2nd June 2020
So can you believe we have been so busy with excitement & preparations we forgot to update this page!!! On the 5th of June as part of the NT Governments Roadmap To Our New Normal Plan - Stage 3, The Alice Springs Cinema will be among the first in Australia to be reopening the doors to our amazing customers. 
To celebrate we have a $5 ticket available to our Members when they 'lend a hand & bring a can'. Basically bring along a non-perishable food item to donate and we will exchange this for your discounted ticket. This is available to selected sessions across the entire weekend (in store only with pre-sales available on Thursday the 4th 4.30pm-7.30pm) - check out our Facebook page for more info https://www.facebook.com/AliceSpringsCinema/ 
We have been working hard to get our COVID-19 Safety Plan into place which comes with some new changes including..... allocated seating! There will be two seats blocked out in between each sale so that we can assist you to maintain social distancing. This will also be available online and with opening weekend sessions up on the website now, why not get in early to get the seat you want. When purchasing in store (& online) we will need a name and contact number please  - this is required as part of our Safety Plan so please be kind to our staff when they request these details.
In the foyer we have a new snake setup for in store and pre-purchased ticket sales - there are even some cute smiles on the floor to help maintain spacing. Until further notice will be staying card only sales (Movie Money & Gift Cards are accepted).
No matter what changes we need to make to help keep each other safe, one thing remains the same... great movies on the big screen and we are committed to bringing you the best line up of films as they are made available to us. Oh and delicious fresh popcorn and lovingly hand made choc tops - what more could you need  :)
We look forward to seeing you all very soon!
From all the staff and management of The Alice Springs Cinema.

23rd March 2020
The Alice Springs Cinema is officially closed as of today due to the Governments decision to close cinemas nation wide. We respectfully understand the need at this time to take measures to help enable the best outcome for all Australians.
We look forward to opening again down the track, when it is safe to do so with amazing movies.
We thank you for your support & we would like to reassure all members that you will have your 12 Months of membership, with extensions being given for every month we are closed. 
Movie Money & Gift Cards that are currently in date as of today, will also be extended for every month we are closed.
Stay safe & be kind to one another as we are all in this together.
Kind Regards,
Karyn & Rene (Management) & all the team at the Alice Springs Cinema
xx

Update: 21st March 2020
Update: 19th March 2020 
Following on from our post yesterday & the decision announced by the Government about indoor gatherings. The Alice Springs Cinema would further like to reassure you that we strongly believe in the safe environment we can offer our customers to enjoy their movie on the Big Screen. To date there are still no cases of COVID-19 in Alice Springs but we want you to feel that you can relax with a great movie whilst having ample social distancing in place. To assist in this we have limited the amount of seats available to customers in each cinema as follows:
*New Numbers Updated 21st March 2020:
These are more conservative than the mandated 4 square meters to allow for how people sit in a cinema.
Cinema 1 : 50  Seats (normally 170)
Cinema 2 : 50  Seats (normally 160)
Cinema 3 : 30 Seats (normally 136)
Cinema 4 : 20 Seats (normally 84)
As we will not be able to sell beyond these numbers to a single session it is advised that you please pre-purchase tickets where possible to avoid disappointment. 
We would like to take the opportunity to again thank you for your continued attendance and support for local businesses in Alice Springs. See you at the Movies!

Updated 18th March 2020:
The Alice Springs Cinema management would like to assure you that health and safety of our valued guests and team is our top priority. We have been closely monitoring COVID-19, and have taken additional steps, on top of our normal, rigorous cleaning practices, to ensure our cinemas are a safe and enjoyable place to watch films. 
In addition to more frequent sanitation, we are ensuring that you will be able to keep safe social distancing with plenty of seats available. Other practical measures include cleaning and lifting all our arm rests & kindly ask you leave these down after enjoying your film to assist us to maintain a high level of sanitation. 
We want to reassure you that we still believe The Alice Springs Cinema is a safe and enjoyable place to watch the latest films. You are most welcome to attend wearing gloves & masks without fear of judgement. We respectfully ask that you please continue to use our bins provided & make card your preferred method of payment. 
To help clear up some of the confusion, movies have been postponed so that distributors will still be able to maximise their profits at the box office when they can release later in the year. We will keep our website as up to date as possible and continue to bring you the latest wonderful films available for you to enjoy on the big screen! 
If you have any other questions or concerns about the steps, we are taking to keep you safe here at The Alice Springs Cinema, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are available via phone, email and Facebook messenger. 
Thank you and we hope to see you soon at the movies! 
 
The Alice Springs Cinema Management & Team