Cinema Twin is taking part in the National Cinema Day campaign on Saturday, when shows will cost only $3 plus tax all day. 

Kathy Pratt, owner of the local theatre, said the event is to welcome everyone back after the industry as a whole was hit hard by the pandemic. 

“We're coming off a record-breaking summer with all the people coming back to the movie theaters,” she claimed. “We just want to say thank you to the ones that did come back, and help us celebrate this wonderful achievement.” 

In March of 2020, Cinema Twin closed its doors as the pandemic broke out, but was fortunate enough to slowly open again in July of the same year. 

“People still weren't really ready to go out in public, especially in larger groups or anything like that,” Pratt explained. “So, our capacities were restricted severely and the media took it to us really hard.” 

This summer, however, has been a different story for them, with tons of residents coming down to check out some of the year’s biggest movies including Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, and Minions: Rise of Gru. 

Pratt encouraged anyone who hasn’t been to the theatre since prior to COVID-19 to use National Cinema Day as a chance to return and see how well they’ve adapted. 

“We just want everybody to come out and enjoy movies the way they were meant to be seen: on the big screen,”  

Folks that come out for the event can catch Where the Crawdads Sing (rated PG) at 6 p.m., ELVIS (rated G) at 7 p.m., or Top Gun: Maverick (rated PG) at 8:30 p.m.