The Princess is RE-OPENING this Friday! Please read this important message

Dear Princess Friends,

It's been a long-time coming! During this period of closure, we have been diligently working and implementing all the safety protocols to keep our community healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are thrilled to let you all know that we are ready to re-open on Friday!

This is what we have done for Phase 3 compliance:

- installed plexiglass shields at our box office / concession stands
- reduced seating capacity in the Twin by 82%, to 25 seats per auditorium. We have reduced the Original's capacity by 75%, to 48 seats
- ensured ample physical distancing by cordoning off "no sit" zones in the cinemas
- steam-cleaning of carpets and seats, as well as extensive cinema cleaning
- placed markers and signs in the cinemas to remind patrons of 2 metre physical distancing
- hand-sanitizers for guest use
- trained staff in increased cleaning and preventative hygiene measures, including the wearing of masks, frequent and effective hand-washing and social distancing protocols at all times
- increased fresh air ventilation and upgraded HVAC filtration in the cinemas

This is what our re-opening will look like:

- reduced showtimes with more time between shows for cleaning
- during this stage of Phase 3, there will never be more than 50 people in either the Twin (both auditoriums combined) or the Original. This means that we will ensure no queuing for the next show by putting lots of time between shows. In some cases, we may just screen one show a day.
- concession combos have been added to our advance ticket option, and we would encourage patrons to purchase tickets in advance, as seating is limited. We do not have reserved seating selection at this time, so we would kindly ask guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime. Restricted seating areas are clearly marked with yellow caution tape.
- in accordance with Waterloo Region Board of Health, we will require all patrons to wear a mask in the lobbies, hallways and bathrooms. If patrons have forgotten their mask at home, we will have masks for sale for $2
- if you don't wish to buy advance tickets, please consider using debit "tap" to simplify transactions. We now have debit at the Original!
- unless patrons are eating or drinking, or have a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a mask, we ask that patrons wear masks during the film (in accordance with Waterloo Region bylaw)
- seats, cupholders and arm rests will be wiped down with disinfectant cleaners between shows. High-touch areas in the cinemas will be cleaned by staff at regular intervals throughout their shifts
- at the Twin (only), patrons are permitted to use the "emergency exits" to the right of the screen at the end of the film, if they wish. We ask that patrons be patient during exiting, and do so in an orderly fashion, maintaining 6-feet separation. Please dispose your garbage in our bins
- frequent cleaning of washrooms by staff; physical distance reminders and mask-wearing required by patrons while in the washroom and hallway, mandatory hand-washing (of course, 20 seconds with soap and warm water)
- professional deep-cleaning and sanitizing of the cinema auditoriums every night

It goes without saying that we will ensure our health and the health of our staff through daily monitoring. As owner/operators and residents of Waterloo, the health of our community is of utmost importance to us.

With the measures we have taken and in light of the fact that our auditoriums are well-ventilated large rooms, we strongly believe that our cinemas will be a very safe place through the diligence of us all. If you are feeling ill, have travelled or have come in contact with anyone who has travelled or may have contracted COVID-19, we ask that you get tested and stay at home.

We recognize that COVID-19 may be a fact of life for some time to come; however, this does not mean we should stop doing the things that are meaningful to us AS LONG AS WE DO THEM RESPONSIBLY. Going to an independent cinema is a responsible way to enjoy "normal life" and appreciate and support local community at the same time.

We can't wait to see you! Film and showtime announcements coming soon!

Hand-sanitizer ready and Masks on!

~ John, Wendy, Joel, Josh and everyone at the Princess

ps/ If you have purchased our popular Spring Passes, they are ready for pick-up at the Twin. We hope to add a "Spring Pass reservation" option for our advance ticketing. More details to come.

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Showtimes and tickets on sale soon. More films TBA!
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RE-OPENING DAY FILM!

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PG

"There's a lot to glean from the battleground Lewis has stood on for six decades while demanding fairness, a hope, and dream, of every American. Good Trouble is of importance now more than ever." - Salon.com

Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis' 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.

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NR

"It's the world world according to Pete Davidson as the 'SNL' star and director Judd Apatow mine details from Davidson's real-life to create a comic knockout with an emotional punch you do not see coming." - Rolling Stone

Scott (SNL’s Pete Davidson) has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

The ultimate summer movie to see on the BIG screen!

“Here it comes, looming back out of the water: Steven Spielberg's serial-killer masterpiece from 1975. It was adapted from Peter Benchley's filthier bestseller: a killer shark with the cunning of a U-boat commander is eating swimmers, and threatening to destroy the precarious prosperity of a US beach resort over the 4 July weekend.

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STC

"Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” RogerEbert.com

“‘We are the wisdom of a billion years,’ Brie Larson dreamily narrates over what is not a new Marvel epic but rather a documentary of epic proportions about what director Louie Schwartzberg hopes everyone comes to view as a genuinely earthly marvel: mushrooms.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

"Barnaby's film rejects the default white gaze of so many horror films, choosing to tell a story through an unapologetically Indigenous lens." - Austin Chronicle

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. Traylor, the tribal sheriff, must protect his son's pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riff raff from the horde of walking white corpses.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

"'The Trip' films have a remarkable (and welcome) tonal consistency, and there's plenty here of those lively, escapist elements that have made these movies so charming and irresistible." - New York Magazine

When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in THE TRIP TO GREECE. On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy and the meaning of life!

No screenings currently scheduled.

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