In the utmost of caution, the Tybee Post Theater is rescheduling its upcoming October live music concerts into the spring due to the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the state of Georgia has allowed movie theaters and music venues to reopen, it is currently limiting capacity in these venues to allow for social distancing. Since most of the Post Theater’s concerts feature national or regional touring bands or artists that typically play in larger venues, limited seating in the already small music hall would not be economically viable. And until the Theater can bring back a full house of enthusiastic patrons for its live music events, these shows will have to be put on hold.
However, the Theater will likely reopen for movies once the movie studios beginning issuing big new releases. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the major Hollywood studios have been forced to change their blockbuster-release schedule until movie theaters across the country could reopen. Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated action thriller, “Tenet,” was released in September, but did not draw the audience anticipated. And as a result, some Hollywood studios have pulled back their planned fall releases and are holding them until the new year.
Several theater chains, including AMC and Regal, with multiplexes in Savannah, reopened in late August or early September. But, following the dismal reaction to “Tenet,” Regal has already closed its theaters once again.
The Post Theater’s first priority is the health and safety of its patrons, performers, employees and the community. Tickets already purchased for rescheduled events will be valid for the new dates. Ticket buyers will be notified by email of the option to hold onto their tickets or seek a refund if they can’t attend on the rescheduled night. All rescheduled dates also will be announced on the Theater website and Facebook page.