Rainbow Cinemas to re-open

The Cinemas at Northumberland Mall have been closed since March but are now re-opening with rules in place and limited screenings.  Starting on August 14, Rainbow will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday with matinees and early evening shows (no late shows).  The first two weeks will feature “Unhinged” and “Spongebob” – showtimes will be here when available.

There will be a maximum of 50 people per auditorium so guests can social distance, and people will need to wear a face covering until they are seated – like in a restaurant, they can remove it while in their seats and eating snacks.

That’s the plan for now, but it will likely change.  Updates by Rainbow will be on the Cobourg Calendar site and on their Facebook page here. For the latest program go here.

That now makes five (and only five) venues that have re-opened for entertainment in this new Covid-19 era. Details here.

Still closed are the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, the Firehall Theatre, the United Church (for concerts), Best Western dinner theatre and Port Hope’s Capitol. There are currently no venues with live shows although the Capitol is celebrating their 90th year (Aug 14 to 16) with some events including free outdoor shows from their second floor balcony – details here.

Rainbow Cinema
Rainbow Cinema

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beach lover
12 August 2020 4:16 pm

You might want to read this first before you go sit indoors for a few hours beside people eating without masks on. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/07/why-arent-we-talking-more-about-airborne-transmission/614737/

Reply to  beach lover
13 August 2020 8:42 am

First of all, you won’t be sitting “beside” anyone that you didn’t come with as seating capacity has been dramatically reduced and social distancing is still in effect. Secondly, if you have symptoms, feel you have been in contact with someone at risk or fall into a high-risk category – STAY HOME. As we know, the jury is still out on asymptomatic transmission. Finally, with approx. one thousand cases in a Province nearly 14 million, I think we can ease up on the fear mongering, just a little.

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beach lover
Reply to  Rob
13 August 2020 11:26 am

I don’t disagree with you but what I don’t understand is how sitting indoors without masks is ok yet it’s deemed too dangerous for residents to sit outdoors on Victoria Beach. The jury is still out on the effectiveness of social distancing indoors.

Reply to  beach lover
13 August 2020 11:37 am

I agree – they need to reopen the beach!

Reply to  Rob
13 August 2020 12:44 pm

Without lifeguards?

Reply to  Frenchy
13 August 2020 2:10 pm

Could use the same lifeguards that are currently guarding the west beach 🙂 or yes maybe hire a few lifeguards although I’m not sure what month lifeguarding services normally cease although I suspect its around Labour Day

11 August 2020 7:21 am

I totally agree with Ken & Old Sailor.
Tom Hanks in Greyhound would be great to see in one of our town showcases!

8 August 2020 2:33 pm

I’m with Old Sailor! Can’t wait to get back and see a movie on the big screen!!
Wouldn’t it be great if they could bring in the latest Tom Hanks movie..’Greyhound’!

Old Sailor
7 August 2020 9:24 pm

God Bless the Rainbow Cinema. We are lucky to have a venue like that in our town. Lets go out and support it.