AAFES Press Release
GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — As local COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Army & Air Force Exchange Service is reopening its Real Time Theaters across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria starting Friday, June 25. At Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels, the Reel Time Theaters will schedule movie showings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with weekend showings including a matinee.
“It has been over a year since the pandemic closed down the theaters, and with the easing of restrictions the Exchange and USAG Bavaria leadership conducted a walk through with a course of action for safety measures to be in place,” said Grafenwoehr Exchange marketing manager Chris Litch. “Fully vaccinated patrons are not required to wear a mask; however, those that are not [fully vaccinated] must keep the mask on — except when eating per command guidance.”
Each theater will limit the number of tickets sold to ensure physical distancing is in place. During the initial weekend of reopening, from June 25 to June 27, the Tower and Rose Barracks theaters require that patrons pre-purchase movie tickets. But after this weekend, all tickets will be sold at a first-come first-served basis, and reserved seating will not be possible.
Starting on July 2, customers will be escorted to their assign seating upon purchase of their ticket. Families, and groups of two or more, may sit together at time of purchase in their assigned seating area. Once seated, customers can visit the snack bar.
Adult admission is $7 for all guests 12 years of age and older. Child admission is $4 for all guests between the ages of 6 to 11 years. Guests under the age of 6 years will be admitted for free, if they are accompanied by an authorized guest purchasing an adult admission ticket; however, a child admission ticket must be purchased when attending a special matinees for children or when local Exchange management anticipates the performance will be a sellout — with all seats needed for paying guests. Infants, 24 months or younger, who don’t occupy a seat will qualify for free admission at all performances.
USAG Bavaria community members can find a listing of movies, dates and times at: https://www.aafes.com/exchange-stores/Movie-Guide/
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