Reopening FAQ

Why should you come to Gables Cinema in the time of COVID-19? As a local nonprofit arts organization, our community is our priority. We will not compromise your health and safety for profits. Things have changed. We’re taking every precaution to ensure that your visit is safe and satisfying when you are ready to come back and enjoy the shared experience of cinema. Read our comprehensive, ten-page plan here.

Coral Gables Art Cinema is part of the National Association of Theatre Owners' CinemaSafe program, which promotes protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets may only be purchased online and in advance from either our website or by calling the box office (786.472.2249). Only debit or credit cards accepted; sorry, no cash sales. Limit 4 tickets per order.

Can I reserve my seat in advance?

Yes, reserved seating is now in place and required. Reduced capacity (50%) and staggered seating is in effect to accommodate social distancing. Click here to watch a video that will walk you through selecting a seat using our new reserved seating system. On Friday, June 11, capacity will be increased to 75% (105 seats).

Do I have to wear a mask?

We kindly ask you to wear your mask over your nose and mouth inside the building common areas. Miami-Dade County guidelines ask that you also wear a mask while watching the movie. On Friday, June 11, we will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated guests. Guests who are not fully vaccinated will still need to wear masks.

Can I buy concessions?

Yes, we have a limited menu available for purchase when ordering your ticket or at the Cinema when you arrive. Eating and drinking, by order of Miami-Dade County, are allowed only in designated areas.

What other steps have you taken to ensure the safety of patrons and employees?

  • No-touch card sales only (no cash for now).
  • Online purchase of tickets and concessions.
  • Maintain social distancing during your visit. Follow the directional signs in place throughout the building.
  • Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer are available throughout the building.
  • Air purifiers have been installed in all common areas of the building.
  • Enhanced cleaning between movie screenings and every night after we close.
  • If you are unwell, we ask you to please stay home and return only when you are feeling better.

Our main priority is keeping you and all of us safe. Our comprehensive health and safety plan is approved by Miami-Dade County, the City of Coral Gables, and the Coral Gables Fire Department. Read the ten-page document here. We are closely monitoring federal, state and local guidelines and our policies and procedures will adapt accordingly.