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Santikos Entertainment will reopen its fourth movie theater next week, CEO Tim Handren announced in a Facebook live video on Tuesday.
Handren said the Mayan Palace 14, located on 1918 SW Military Drive, will be back in business starting Thursday, May 21. The San Antonio-based cinema chain restarted operations at the Palladium, Casa Blanca and its Cibolo location on May 2 after Gov. Greg Abbott announced that movie theaters can reopen at 25 percent of its capacity.
During the reopening weekend, Santikos had just under 3,000 people file in for some movie magic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Palladium Imax at The Rim generated $7,019 in ticket sales from more than 1,200 customers. Santikos’ locations in Cibolo and Casa Blanca generated $3,374 and $5,496 in sales, respectively.
The reopening of the Mayan comes after the company made upgrades to the concession stands and popcorn machines, Handren said in the video. He added that the Southside location will have the same social distancing guidelines and restrictions that are currently in place at the three open movie theaters. Some seats and aisles will be blocked and only two guests will be allowed to be seated next to each other. There will also only be three showtimes daily.
Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings, but are not required. As for tickets, all can be bought online or at a kiosk that will be cleaned after every use. All movie tickets, popcorn and drinks cost $5 for now. For showtimes and more information, visit santikos.com.
Santikos Entertainment has nine movie theaters in the San Antonio area. The company announced in February that two new Santikos locations are expected to open in 2021. One movie theater is set to be located in Leon Springs on the far Northwest Side while the other is expected to be on the city’s North Side on Bulverde Road and Loop 1604.
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