COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - Movie theaters are open to the public again in Colorado Springs.
Representatives with Cinemark and AMC told KRDO all of their Colorado Springs locations are back open as of Friday.
Movie theaters currently fall under the "indoor event" section in Colorado's Level Orange COVID-19 guidelines, which means they can run at 25% capacity with extra cleaning precautions.
Movie theaters were forced to close regular operations when El Paso County moved to Level Red COVID-19 restrictions on November 27.
"We didn't get to see a lot of movies at the movie theater and it was just kind of sad," Harper Rice said.
Cinemas were allowed to reopen to the general public when the county moved back to Level Orange Monday.
"I'm just happy to be out again," Julia Matson told KRDO. "It's so nice to get to finally see something in a theater, with the popcorn and the smells and the sound, instead of just on an at home TV."
"We're just thrilled to be able to come out and enjoy [Wonder Woman 1984] in our theaters and support our businesses here too," Lori Matson added.
Moviegoers told us they're especially grateful the theaters made it through the second shutdown.
"You can only spend too much time with the family, so that's why you have to come to the movie theaters," Corbin Stumm explained. "I'm glad that they were able to stay in business during this time."