OTTAWA -- Cineplex has announced it is reopening movie theatres across Ontario this week, as COVID-19 restrictions ease in many jurisdictions.

The cinema giant said Wednesday that Ottawa and Cornwall would reopen on Friday.

"All open theatres will continue to operate with enhanced safety and cleaning measures as well as updated procedures to allow for physical distancing both inside and outside auditoriums," Cineplex said in a news release.

Both Ottawa and Cornwall are in the "Orange-Restrict" level under Ontario's COVID-19 reopening framework, which allows cinemas to be open with a maximum of 50 people indoors. Masks are required, except when eating and drinking and all customers must give contact information when visiting for possible contact tracing if required.

You can find out more about Cineplex's safety protocols on its website

Ontario theatres opening Feb. 26, 2021:

  • Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas, Ottawa
  • Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas, Ottawa
  • Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne & VIP, Ottawa
  • Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa, Ottawa
  • Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa, Ottawa
  • Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall, Cornwall
  • Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, Brantford
  • SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, Sudbury

Ontario theatres currently open:

  • Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, Kingston
  • Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, Belleville
  • Galaxy Cinemas Brockville, Brockville
  • Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste Marie, Sault Ste Marie
  • Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, Owen Sound
  • Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, Peterborough


The Galaxy Cinemas Sarnia will not be opening on Friday.