LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Downtown Cinema to Reopen Friday

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Nearly three months after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, Micon Downtown Budget Cinema is shifting gears to reopen on Friday, June 12. And the price will be right: just $3 for all seats.

Because Hollywood has put new releases on hold until July, for the time being the two-screen theater will feature movie classics including Forrest Gump, Superman (1978), Midway (1976), and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Movie tickets are available for purchase online. Moviegoers should plan to practice physical distancing in the theater and follow a few new policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More details will follow! 

Like the rest of the movie theaters in the state, the Budget Cinema was closed on March 17 as a result of a public health order from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. In a June 2 Facebook post, Micon Cinemas – which also operates multi-screen theaters in Chippewa Falls and on Mall Drive in Eau Claire – said it was working on reopening its locations in the comings weeks.