The Reopening of the Triangle: Entertainment Edition

By: Avery Phillips

After months in quarantine with businesses, restaurants, and stores closed down, things in North Carolina are finally starting to reopen. Something we haven’t heard a lot of news on is what companies designed for entertainment are going to do. Here are the updates and plans on what some local companies in the Triangle area.

Crabtree Valley Mall (Raleigh)

Crabtree Valley Mall is open to the public and is taking extra safety precautions. Face coverings are required for entry and are also available at the Guest Services desk. The food court is open with spaced out seating. There are additional hand sanitizing stations and increased sterilization procedures, especially on high volume touch points.

Dave and Buster’s (Cary)

Cary’s Dave and Buster’s is open, requiring masks for all guests and staff. Hand sanitizer stations are available, tables and games will be frequently cleaned, tables are six feet apart, and there will be disposable menus. Games are half priced every Wednesday. 

Frankie’s Fun Park (Raleigh)

Frankie’s is currently reopened, but only partially. The mini golf, batting cages, laser tag, bumper boats and all of the go karts are available for use. There are increased hand sanitizer stations set up.

Jellybeans Super Skate Center (Raleigh)

Jellybeans is open with a maximum capacity of 185 people at a time, which is less than 15% of their building capacity. Protective barriers are installed, and there is enhanced cleaning of high touch surfaces. Face coverings are required at all times indoors except for when you’re skating. They are currently not accepting coupons or offering discounts. 

Museum of Life and Science (Durham)

The Museum of Life and Science is open. You must reserve tickets online for each guest of your party. They require visitors to wear face coverings at all times, social distancing is enforced, and there are frequent hand sanitizing stations. Waits may be longer due to limited capacity at some exhibits.  

North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh)

The North Carolina Museum of Art is open to guests indoors Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. You must have (free) time slot tickets for entrance to encourage social distancing. Face coverings are required, and high touch areas are frequently cleaned. Hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout galleries and restrooms. The Iris restaurant and Sip coffee kiosk are also temporarily closed until further notice. 

North Carolina Zoo (Asheboro)

The North Carolina Zoo is requiring people to reserve a timed entry ticket prior to visiting. Face coverings are required for those 5 and older, social distancing is enforced, and surfaces will be cleaned frequently. All guests must enter through the North America Entrance. 

The Streets at Southpoint Mall (Durham)

Southpoint Mall is open to the public and is taking extra safety precautions. There are frequent cleanings, hand sanitizer stations, a filtered air system to catch airborne viruses, and required face coverings. The food court is open as well, but the seating is limited and customers are encouraged to order take-out. 

Triangle Rock Club (Raleigh) (Durham)

The Triangle Rock Clubs of Raleigh and Durham are open. Members and guests must make a 90 minute time block reservation on weeknights or weekends but are not required to at other times. Every individual indoors must wear a mask at all times, and high touch areas will be sanitized throughout the day. 

Duke Gardens (Durham)

Duke Gardens will remain closed through the end of 2020. Duke Gardens are planning on having a phased reopening in 2021, but this is dependent on the progression of COVID-19. 

Park West 14- Stone Theaters (Cary)

All Stone Theaters locations are closed temporarily. 

 Polar Ice House (Cary)

The Polar Ice House is not currently allowing public skating, but the last update stated they would try to bring it back in late September or early October. 

Regal Crossroads & IMAX (Cary)

The Regal Crossroads movie theater was reopened for a short amount of time but closed all theaters again on October 8th, 2020. If you have any credits or rewards that would’ve expired when they are shut down, they will still be viable once they reopen business. 

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