The Noble Theater to resume film screenings with enhanced health and safety measures
Beginning on Friday June 26, The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) plans to reopen the Samuel Roberts Noble Theater to the public. Seating will be limited to less than twenty-five percent capacity, with seats and rows blocked off between guests to facilitate social distancing. Masks will be required and will be available for purchase at the box office.
“While we’ve been very pleased with the response to our ongoing virtual cinema program— which launched in March during the Museum’s temporary closure—nothing can replace the aesthetic and communal experience of watching movies in a theater,” said President and CEO, Dr. Michael J. Anderson. “We look forward to welcoming the Oklahoma City community back to the Noble Theater, and we are committed to offering the highest quality and safest film viewing experience possible.”
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, which opened its doors to the public on June 17 has successfully instituted a number of enhanced safety and social distancing measures that will also be implemented in the Noble Theater. Museum and Theater staff are wearing masks and having their temperature checked daily, hand sanitizer stations are available, seats and high-touch areas in the theater will be sanitized between uses.
Tickets are now available for purchase online to minimize contact at point-of-sale. For the safety of all guests, moviegoers are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes prior to their screening time.
The Samuel Roberts Noble Theater, which was recently outfitted with an upgraded sound system and new seats, is slated to reopen with Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip to Greece,” the latest installment of the popular “Trip” series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. “The ‘Trip’ films have been longtime audience favorites at OKCMOA. Their blend of relaxed humor and gorgeous locations makes each installment feel like a much-needed miniature vacation, and ‘The Trip to Greece’ is no exception,” said Dr. Lisa K. Broad, OKCMOA’s Head of Film Programming.
Also opening in July, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” is an inspiring and essential portrait of Congressman John Lewis. Through a combination of intimate interviews and rare archival footage, Dawn Porter’s deeply resonant documentary charts Lewis’s sixty-year history of social activism and legislative action, from his fateful 1957 meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his groundbreaking work as a Civil Rights leader and his continuing fight against voter suppression.
Later in the month, the Noble Theater will host “The Truth,” the new French-language drama from Palme d’Or winning Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda. “The Truth” stars French film icon Catherine Deneuve as an aging actress who reunites with her daughter (Juliette Binoche) upon publishing her memoirs.
Ticket prices are $5 for Film Society Members, $6 for OKCMOA Members, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), college students with IDs and teens ages 13 to 18 and $6 for children 12 and under.
For more information on upcoming Museum Films programs, visit: http://www.okcmoa.com/films/