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WyoMovies enhance COVID-19 safety measures, prepare to screen new first-run titles

"Ben sanitizes the Pepsi Spire system with PURE® protectant at Studio City Mesa." (Courtesy of WyoMovies)

CASPER, Wyo. — WyoMovies operates cinemas in Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie and Rock Springs. Some theaters in each of these cities re-opened and began to screen classic film titles on June 19 after an extended closure due to COVID-19.

“New theatrical first-run movies are coming, and we’re getting ready,” WyoMovies said in a Friday, Aug. 14 update. “We are pleased to announce the implementation of additional improvements to our safety protocols to keep your families and ours safe and comfortable in our theatres.”

WyoMovies said they have conducted a survey about their previous COVID-19 saftey protocols and received 1,600 responses. They said that 99% of respondents who have visited their theaters since they reopened communicated satisfaction with the safety protocols they had implemented.

“That said, we are not resting,” WyoMovies added.

WyoMovies describe their new safety protocols as follows:

Daily anti-microbe protection in the lobbies: We use the PURE® protectant daily on our lobbies. This food service safe product provides 24 hour anti-microbe protection on our soft drink beverage bar and other customer contact points.

90 Day auditorium protection against microbes: BioProtect® is a hospital grade protectant used in our auditoriums and restrooms. Electrostatic spraying insures that our seats, handrails, doors and toilet facilities are completely covered. BioProtect is typically used in health care facilities and private aircraft.

Fresh air upgrades: Our air system brings in double the amount of fresh air as required by code. Each morning, the auditorium air is completely purged. Fresh air and recirculated air then passes through MERV-13 filters which are effective in trapping germs and viruses.

If you are not feeling well, please check for these symptoms before visiting us. RAIN CHECKS are available if you have already purchased tickets and decide you are not well enough to join us.

A seat gap will be employed between groups to maintain social distancing. No more than six persons may sit in a single group. Families of seven or eight persons may sit in one group, but must make arrangements with management prior to their visit. You may be required to change your seats in order for us to comply with State orders.

Everyone is reminded to maintain physical distancing protocols. This applies to lobbies, hallways and restrooms. Be sure to provide distancing when entering or exiting auditoriums. Groups are limited to six persons.

Hand sanitizer stations will be provided. Additionally, all seats and contact surfaces will be disinfected before each showing. Individual sanitizing towelettes are available at no charge. When washing your hands, be sure to sing “Happy Birthday to Me” two times. Your mom will be proud.

All employees will be wearing masks or facial coverings. We ENCOURAGE, BUT ARE NOT REQUIRING our guests to wear masks until you reach your seat. Disposable masks are available at no charge.

Online ticket purchases are strongly encouraged. Please bring in your confirmation number to speed entry. Online ticket orders will not be available from Atom Tickets. Cash is accepted at the theatre, but credit/debit and gift cards are preferred. As always, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY so we can minimize lines.

Our team members have a health screening prior to each shift, including a contactless temperature check. Our training program now includes extensive protocols for the highest standards in food handling and personal safety.


“These protocols are current as of August 12, 2020,” WyoMovies adds. “We expect that over time the state and county officials may allow for changes.”

WyoMovies theaters which are open include:

  • Casper: Studio East and Studio City Mesa
  • Cheyenne: Capitol Cinema 12
  • Laramie: Studio City UW (Laramie)
  • Rock Springs: Star Stadium

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.