30 July 2020, WRAL – Quotes from the full WRAL article
‘Family Activity: Pick up some real movie theater popcorn from an actual movie theater
“During this ongoing pandemic, I miss a lot of things. Big things like a world that’s not gripped by a pandemic and economic uncertainty and a back-to-school season where the only big decision is what kind of backpack to get. And little things like settling into a comfortable movie theater, getting some popcorn and enjoying the latest flick. I miss movie theaters desperately, and I can’t wait to get back inside one when it’s safe.
But if you want a taste of the movie theater at your next at-home movie night, let me direct you over to Ambassador Entertainment, owner of the Rialto cinema in Raleigh.
Ambassador is offering Popcorn Pickups each Friday and Saturday. You can pick up some popcorn and other treats and support a local business at the same time.”
“At the Rialto, 1620 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh’s Five Points, you can get a 46-ounce popcorn for $4.50; an 86-ounce container for $5.75; or, if you REALLY love popcorn, a 30-gallon bag for $20 (which my friend did for fun!).”
WRAL also noted …
“Update: Carolina Theatre in Durham also is offering online ordering of its popcorn, candy, drinks and more.”
From all of us in the cinema industry, please be careful out there.
14 May 2020, WRAL – Quotes from the full WRAL article
‘The Rialto ready to reopen, help moviegoers enjoy film experience while staying safe
“In the auditorium we have roped off every other row,” said Bill Peebles, owner of The Rialto.
. . .
“You just don’t play around with this stuff,” Peebles said. . . .
“We are six feet apart in all directions, we can have six humans in the lobby at a time,” Peebles said. . . .
The signs are posted and plexiglass around concessions will soon be erected. Everyone who enters must wear a mask. If you want to get a refill on a new drink, you’ll be handed a new cup. It’s just a step to avoid transmission.’