WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN COMING TO THE CAPITOL THEATER FOR IN PERSON EVENTS
OFS is already following the steps below to help keep the Capitol Theater safe and ready for reopening, Sunday, August 29, 2021. However, due to a rise in COVID cases and high community transmission over the past week, we ask that you bear with us as we implement new changes that sometimes occur weekly. The Olympia Film Society will continue to be cautious and keep our health and yours the number one priority.
The restrictions listed below will remain in effect until there’s a prolonged drop in cases. OFS staff will continue monitoring and updating policies guided by the CDC, Washington State, Thurston County, and industry standards set by the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO), Arthouse Convergence, and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).
When coming to the Capitol Theater for in-person concerts and screenings, Please plan accordingly.
- Upon entry, all patrons will be asked to show proof of full vaccination (card or photo/screenshot of card) with matching ID before entry. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. No exceptions. OFS is not accepting proof of negative testing at this time.
- Patrons must wear masks at all times. A Thurston County directive effective Friday, August 13, 2021, requires mask-wearing while indoors.
- The Capitol Theater auditorium’s capacity is 762 seats. We will have reduced and socially distanced seating limited to 84 tickets/seats.
- Capitol Theater will have reduced days of in-person screening showtimes, currently scheduled two per night Thursday through Sunday at 4pm and 7pm. Larger concerts and live events continue to be rescheduled. Check your email for updates and visit www.olympiafilmsociety.org
- The concession stand will be open; keep your mask on when not eating/drinking. No outside food is allowed.
- OFS will accept debit/credit cards (in addition to cash) and offer advance ticket purchases for all shows.
- OFS has installed filtration capable of removing airborne COVID particles in the auditorium, lobby, and projection booth.
- All OFS staff and volunteers in the Capitol Theater are vaccinated.
- OFS is doing all this to keep our community, volunteers, staff, artists, and audience safe.
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