The Nightlight Announces June 11 Cinema Reopening

After closing our doors on March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19, The Nightlight will reopen on June 11, 2021. Tickets for the opening weekend are now on sale.

Thanks to our members and donors, and with support from Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, and Ohio Arts Council, we have kept our staff intact and have taken steps to invite you back to the cinema.  

Cinema improvements include a state-of-the-art air filtration system and a remodeled lobby.

* A UV-C air filtration system and updated HVAC are installed to provide fresh air intake and reduce airborne contaminants.

* Plexi-glass shielding is new to the box office area, along with hand sanitizing stations throughout, and markers for socially distant check-in and seating.    

* The entryway is newly remodeled as the “Rob Lucas Lobby”, in memory of the longtime trustee and co-founder of The Nightlight and founder of The Akron Independent Film Festival. In addition, new flooring has been installed throughout. These improvements were made possible by a donation from Rob's parents.

First-run independent and international films will resume at the cinema, while outdoor and online options will also continue. Memberships active at the time of closing, or started during the closure, will be extended so that the full membership period can be enjoyed at the cinema. Additional questions and details are addressed in our Reopening FAQ.

We cannot wait to see you at the movies.  

Matthew Wachter
Interim Executive Director