Michigan Governor Reopens Movie Theaters Starting Oct. 9
LANSING, MICH. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues starting Friday, Oct. 9 following closures from the coronavirus pandemic. The order includes arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities and trampoline parks. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 500 people in Michigan’s largest venues. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people per 1,000 square feet or 30 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people. Face coverings are now required for students in grades kindergarten and up in classrooms.