Welp, we gave it a shot, gang! But due to the safety restrictions now placed upon New York State's movie theaters (not to mention restaurants, bars, music venues, etc), Story Screen Beacon Theater will be temporarily halting operations until restrictions are lifted. For now, we will continue our posting of online content like normal, and will even try to curate some new things for our readers to enjoy while hunkering down. When we have a plan for reopening, rest assured we will be pretty loud about it, but keep your ears to our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) anyhow just to be safe. It will be a pretty wild return.
This is harrowingly bad news for us, and can be felt in equal measure from all our brothers and sisters in the small business community in our surrounding areas. We have some ideas in mind to not only offer an escape from all this madness, but to also allow those of you out there looking to show support for our little venture. We'll be rolling those out in the coming days, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for those. And naturally, you could head over to our site’s store and purchase a digital gift card of any amount you wish to use at a future date once we have reopened our doors. There may even be some pretty cool surprises coming your way should you, say, purchase a gift card of $50 dollars or more. There's just no way of knowing, really, you'll just have to try it out and see!
On that note, we want to thank everyone for their past and continued support of our theater. We've been welcomed into the weekly activities of the City of Beacon, and we're not at all weirded out to say that we consider many of you more than customers and supporters, but also friends. Beacon truly is a unique spot with unique advantages, and one of the things that really makes Beacon special is its slew of various small businesses. These are distinct outlets run by some exceptional people, and they ALL work endlessly week after week to supply the demand this city can throw at it. They are as much a part of what makes Beacon what it is as the people that populate it, and they are going to need all the help they can get in the coming weeks. Things are going to be hard for everyone, but we ask that, where you can, please seek out local business's social media accounts, share their information with anyone you think may be interested, and take advantage of any special offers many will be promoting during this change in normal operations.
We will all get through this the same way anybody can always get through something: together.
Wash your hands, please. Take care of yourself. Be sure to take care of others, and we'll see you on the other side of this thing.
- The Story Screen Family