It’s showtime Friday at CMX Cinemas in Miami Lakes

Featured By Linda Trischitta and Megan Jacobo The Miami Laker Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The CMX Cinemas Miami Lakes 17 multiplex in Miami Lakes is scheduled to open Friday after Miami-Dade County relaxed some coronavirus restrictions on business.

“We’ve missed all our guests and we are thrilled to have them back,” said Guy Austin, vice president of operations for CMX Cinemas.

Six films will be shown at the movie theaters, at 6711 Main St. in Miami Lakes, formerly called Cobb Theatres.

--At 1 p.m. Friday, “Tenet” is an action/spy thriller that stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson. It’s rated PG-13.

--Also at 1 p.m., “Infidel” will be shown in two theaters. The thriller about a kidnapped American in Cairo stars Jim Caviezel and Claudia Karvan and is rated R.

--At 1:05 p.m. is “Happy Feet,” an animated musical from 2006 that features dancing penguins.

--“Unhinged,” an R-rated thriller starring Russell Crowe will begin showings.

--At 1:20 p.m. is “The Nest,” rated R, starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon, about an American family’s troubles after they move into an English house.

--“The Secrets We Keep,” a thriller rated R begins at 2:20 p.m. Its stars are Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman and takes place after WWII.

A bit of a damper on the good news: no snacks.

“No food or beverages while watching movies or bowling, except in designated areas,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Wednesday when he announced re-opening of some businesses.

The theater is also are bringing back a discount day called Terrific Tuesdays, when all movies are $5, all day long.

The COVID-19 infection positivity rate has been at 5%, averaged over 14 days, which Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said was a good sign.

The movies have been shuttered since mid-March; commerce in general has suffered as the county closed many non-essential businesses to control the spread of the coronavirus.

“Some staggered openings [may happen] this Friday of certain indoor spaces, if they are ready,” Gimenez said during the press conference at the government center in downtown Miami.

Gimenez’s emergency order is scheduled to be released by Thursday with guidelines for businesses.

He said it will apply to “movie theaters, bowling alleys, concert halls, convention spaces, banquet halls and certain indoor amusement facilities” that will be allowed to open Friday.

“They can operate at 50% capacity, [and] must follow guidelines in place which include wearing masks, distancing of six feet and special HVAC systems to bring fresh more air into those spaces,” Gimenez said.

Owners of bars and other entertainment venues are meeting with the county next week, Gimenez said.

“The goal is to have tables and operate under restaurant rules. …We can’t have people hanging out along bars,” Gimenez said.

The county curfew from 11 p.m.  6 a.m. will remain in place as it “continues to help tamp down the spread,” Gimenez said.

For more information about movie showings in town go to:  https://www.cmxcinemas.com/Showtimes/Miami-Lakes-17-Cinemas.

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