At Cinemapolis, we’ve been very aware of the national headlines about Covid-19 (they’re impossible to avoid!), and we want to share the steps we’re taking to ensure that we’re doing all we can to keep each other and this community healthy.

First and foremost, we need to remember that there are
currently NO diagnosed cases of Covid-19 infection anywhere in Tompkins County. Let’s keep it that way!


As a community of Individuals, we each are always the best at ensuring our own safety in situations like this, but the cinema will be making adjustments to help assist with those efforts:
  • Increased disinfecting of all surfaces, including countertops, door pulls, armrests, and railings.
  • Our staff are dedicated to keeping their hands and the building clean.
  • Our outside janitorial company will be providing regular, deep disinfecting throughout all of our spaces.
  • To ensure that there’s plenty of room to spread out for good social distancing inside the auditorium, we’re only admitting 50% of the capacity for each screening. No packed theaters, in other words.
  • We’re going to be installing hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the facility to help our patrons. Given the current high demand on hand sanitizer, we’re anticipating the delivery of these dispensers sometime in the next two weeks.
In the meantime, here are some ways you can help us in our efforts to ensure everyone’s safety:
  • Most important — if you feel sick, please stay home. We’ll still be here showing movies once you’re better and will be glad to see you back. Symptoms to watch for include fever, sneezing, coughing, and body aches.
  • PLEASE remove all napkins and facial tissues from your seating area (especially the cup holder) before you leave the auditorium.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub to kill germs.
  • Keep some social distance. We love our patrons, and we know you love our staff. Avoid hugs, handshakes, high fives — though elbow bumps are welcome!
  • Cover up any sneezing and coughing. If you’re sneezing and coughing, it’s really best to stay home until you’re healed. If you do sneeze or cough while you’re out in public, please cover your mouth or nose with your elbow or use tissue (tissue you dispose of right away!) — and wash your hands immediately.
  • And here’s a helpful link to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website that details prevention and treatment strategies.

We’ll continue to monitor state and county resources on best practices in response measures, and, of course, follow guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We’ll also continue to encourage staff and patrons to be mindful and careful.
With equal doses of caution and common sense, together we can make sure that movie-going remains an engaging respite from all that ails us!