Spider-Man ticket holders waiting for updates from Cineplex amid Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions

The movie releases on Friday and capacity restrictions go into place on Saturday at 12:01am ET


Update 12/17/2021 1:57pm ET: Cineplex has updated its plan going forward. “To accommodate these new government guidelines in our large theatres, some guests with reserved tickets may be moved to other seats and auditoriums when they arrive onsite to see their movie,” states Cineplex’s update. Read more about it here.

Ontario is introducing new public health measures following an uptick in COVID-19 infections boosted by the Omicron variant.

The Ontario government has announced that it is reinstating capacity limits for some indoor venues, including casinos, movie theatres and entertainment or sports venues.

The new rules will go into effect on Saturday at 12:01am ET and will see venues with an indoor capacity of more than 1,000 people reduced by 50 percent.

“This measure is being taken to reduce opportunities for close contact in high-risk indoor settings with large crowds and when masks are not always worn,” a news release from the province said.

With this year’s arguably most anticipated movie Spider-Man: No Way Home releasing on Friday, it’s unclear how these new rules will affect the film’s launch. Cineplex says it’s still reviewing the government’s guidelines.

“For guests with advance tickets, we ask them to keep an eye on their email accounts in the coming days for updates and next steps,” reads Cineplex’s recent Tweet.

These new provincial capacity guidelines come alongside Ontario expanding third dose eligibility to individuals that are 18+ and double-vaxed as of Monday, December 20th.

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Source: @CineplexMovies