Covid Safety Protocols

The Loft Cinema is so excited to welcome you back to the theatre! The following practices and procedures are in place to ensure the safest environment possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Last updated Wednesday, October 13th , 2021.

Mandatory Safety Practices and Procedures

  • Beginning Friday October 22nd , all visitors to The Loft Cinema will need to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test for all screenings and events at the theatre. Guests must provide at least one of the following:
    • Physical vaccination card (original or photocopy)
    • Digital vaccination record (a photo on your phone is permitted)
    • Negative COVID-19 test dated within 72 hours of your visit
  •  Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, or any person with a recent exposure to someone known to have COVID-19, must stay home.
  •  All customers, employees, and volunteers are required to wear masks over the nose and mouth at all times indoors, with the sole exception being while seated and actively eating or drinking; masks must promptly be replaced when done eating or drinking. Bandanas, neck gaiters, and other loose fitting face coverings DO NOT meet our mask requirement.
  •  Capacity inside all three auditoriums is limited to 50%
  • Transactions are contactless if you purchase your tickets in advance and have your confirmation email ready on your smartphone.
  • At the end of the film, exiting must be done through the emergency exit doors in Screen 1 to avoid lobby congestion.
  • Showtimes are staggered to allow for additional cleaning between screenings. Staff uses foggers to disinfect all areas of the seats once a day.


Physical Improvements
Here are measures that we have taken:

  • Increased outside airflow through HVAC units.
  •  Upgraded to MERV 13 filters in all units.
  •  Installed Air Scrubbers and ionization units to improve the quality of the air.
  •  Plexiglass barriers have been installed at every point of sale station.
  •  Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the campus.
  •  Contactless fixtures (soap, paper towels) have been installed in the bathrooms, and toilet lids have been installed to minimize transmission from toilet flushes.


Why are you requiring vaccines or negative COVID tests just to go to the movies?
In accordance with the latest advice from governmental health agencies, we believe that this is the best way to ensure the safety of our customers, staff, and volunteers.

When will you stop requiring masks or asking for proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests?
These policies will be further evaluated when either 90% of Pima County is vaccinated or local transmission is classified as “low.”

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?
Full vaccination is considered two weeks after the final dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Do you require booster shots?
We do not.

Are children exempted from this policy, since they may not yet be vaccinated? What if I am unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons?
If vaccines are not an option for you, you must present a negative COVID test from the last 72 hours.

Where can I obtain a COVID-19 vaccine?
Visit the Pima County Health Department website.

Where can I obtain a COVID-19 test?
Visit the Pima County Health Department website.