The big screen is paused under the latest provincial pandemic protocols.
All theatres in B.C. are closed until further notice, including Vernon’s own Galaxy Cinemas, the Towne Theatre and local stages.
“At this time the closure is expected to last two weeks, we wish to thank all our wonderful patrons for your continued support and we hope to welcome you back Monday, Dec. 7,” Vernon Towne Cinema management said Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The anticipated Nov. 26 debut of Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon and by local Mitchell Vanlerberg, will be rescheduled.
Galaxy Cinemas is still trying to determine if it can continue to offer Skip the Dishes.
“Not only can you get movie rental codes from Skip to use on the Cineplex Store, you can also enjoy your favourite popcorn, drinks and candy from the comfort and safety of your own homes,” Galaxy manager Ashleigh Porter said.
The curtain is also closing on some upcoming events, for now.
The Powerhouse Theatre’s Dec. 3-10 performances of A Night of One Acts have been postponed with new dates to be announced. Ticket sales for the theatre’s A Christmas Carol have also been suspended until Dec. 8.
The curtain has also closed on activity at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.
“With the current B.C.-wide restrictions, we are on recording hiatus for two weeks,” the theatre said. “Two weeks cannot go by fast enough! Masks on and stay safe everyone!”