HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

 

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Our staff has been hard at work since March 2020 adapting to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve had a strong mission-journey with 5 cultural tours, @homeArts creation, and SLFSathome.org, all the while working to make the theatre safe for the SLFS community. We ask that our patrons and staff adhere to the following guidelines and be aware of the steps we are taking to ensure everyone's health and safety.   

SLFS Terms and Conditions of Event Participation 

SLFS will adhere to the guidelines and standards set by World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state health authorities, and the voluntary #CinemaSafe (Cinemasafe.org) guidelines developed by the National Association of Theatre Owners. 

Last Updated: 10/14/2021

WHILE ATTENDING:

We care deeply about the well-being and safety of our audiences and staff. With that in mind, we require proof of full vaccination* or a negative COVID test within the prior 48hrs for all screenings and events at the Broadway Centre Cinemas and Tower Theatre.

Going to the movies in-person at SLFS is easy; you will simply need to show one of the following items to gain entry to the theatre - along with your pre-purchased ticket from SLFS.org

  • Physical vaccination card
  • Photo of vaccination card, on phone or printed (photo must be legible)
  • Digital vaccination record
  • Negative COVID-19 test result proof (within prior 48 hours)* 
  • You may also be required to show a photo I.D.
  • Children under 12 who cannot yet be vaccinated may attend provided they are accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult, and they wear a mask. 

*Free state testing sites are offered, with rapid-testing options at multiple drive-through locations - find your nearest testing center at coronavirus.utah.gov

Our policy is that all guests are required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth unless they are actively eating or drinking. 

Masks Required

Salt Lake Film Society has upgraded its HVAC with high MERV-rated, and increased outflow air.  

Thank you for helping our nonprofit and small team of staff and volunteers thrive during this challenging, ever-changing COVID landscape. 

*Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after the final dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Salt Lake Film Society recognizes exceptions based on Title 1 of the ADA and Title VII religious if notified at time of entry.  

HOW TO PURCHASE A TICKET:

To receive a ticket to a screening at Salt Lake Film Society (“SLFS”) Broadway Centre Cinemas, Tower Theatre, or Studio Backlot Motor Cinema, please visit our website at www.slfs.org and follow all ticketing prompts to the screening event of your choice.  

At this time all tickets to all screening events will need to be pre-purchased online.   For our guests who arrive without a ticket, a kiosk will be available to purchase an online ticket, or you may use any smart phone by going to SLFS.org.

SLFS prefers patrons pay with credit card if purchasing concessions or tickets on site to reduce touch points and protect our staff further.

VISITOR PROTOCOLS

At this time all guests are required to show proof of vaccination for participation in SLFS events.  

All guests are required to wear face masks that cover the mouth and nose throughout the building, except when while actively eating and drinking.

Our seating is general admission at reduced capacity. Please choose a seat that is socially distanced from other parties. 

We also ask that all our patrons social distance while in restrooms, concessions lines and other areas of our venues.  Patrons should follow social-distance signage when in line.

Plan to bring a credit card if you have one.We prefer credit card payments for Concessions or other items in-house to reduce transmission.

Hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the building.

Concessions may be purchased online during the point-of-sale of your ticket purchase.  Choose this option to reduce touchpoints at the theater. 

Before you leave, consider using the restroom at home to reduce restroom traffic at the theatre.   Guests are encouraged to wash hands for 30 seconds with soap during a visit to the restroom.  

Jani-King, a local janitorial company, has been contracted by SLFS to complete a deep clean of all theaters and restrooms nightly.

High-touch surfaces throughout the venue will be cleaned on a regular basis during regular operations.

If circumstances change from time of purchase to your visit, and you no longer wish to attend an in-person event, please email or a full refund of any purchase.

WHAT’S CHANGED AT THE THEATERS?

We’ve upgraded our HVAC with high MERV-rated filters and increased air flow. These new systems increase our air quality and filtration capabilities throughout the building.

Hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the building.

We have contracted with Jani-King specialists to enhance overnight cleaning.

Signage has been posted throughout the building to direct traffic and remind visitors of our guidelines, including social distancing in lines. 

Capacity in each auditorium is reduced to give patrons a chance to spread out in the auditoriums.  

Seating is first-come, first-served, and SLFS cannot guarantee that someone will not sit near you, so all patrons are welcome to move throughout the auditorium as desired if change-of-seat is necessary.  Those who leave before or during a show due to seating concerns and wish a refund, can email for a full refund. 

We have purchased moveable plexiglass stations for volunteers to use. 

We have a new  ticket-less system of box-office so that online purchases are required.  Tickets can be purchased at SLFS.org before you come to the theater.

We have instituted self-serve concessions option to reduce touch points, along with self-checkout options. 

SLFS continues to offer SLFSathome, our digital screen program for those who are not comfortable attending in-person screenings. Visit SLFSathome.org for the latest in independent film digital screening line-ups.

SLFS Red Carpet Club donors can now access their discounts  online and/or with smart- in our new ticketing system.

SLFS is a donor supported cinema arts organization operated by both staff and community volunteers. Please be kind and respectful while in SLFS venues as you may just be speaking to your neighbor! 

STAFF PROTOCOLS

SLFS staff are 100% vaccinated. 

SLFS on-site volunteers are 100% vaccinated. 

All SLFS staff are provided with and required to wear face masks that cover the mouth and nose.

Staff have access to cleaning stations throughout the venue.  

Sanitizer stations have been installed in staff areas.

All staff have been trained to adhere to strict cleaning protocols to keep high-touch surfaces cleaned on a regular basis.

All staff have been instructed to not come to work if showing any symptoms of Covid-19.  Staff members will not return to work until they have obtained a negative Covid-19 test. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at if we can provide any further assistance before, during, or after your visit.