Minneapolis movie theater says it's reopening in June

It says it will encourage social distancing in theaters.
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St. Anthony Main Theatre says it is reopening in June. 

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the theater said it'd be opening June 5 and is taking "many" steps to ensure staff and movie-goers are safe.

The theater says it will sell fewer tickets per auditorium with entire rows and seating groups blocked off to encourage social distancing. 

"The goal will be to make sure viewers are sitting at least 6 feet apart," the post says.

Other steps it's taking include sanitizing all surfaces, like counters, doorknobs, crash bars, handles, bathroom surfaces, seats and armrests, and staff will wear gloves and masks when appropriate. 

Movie theaters have been closed since mid-March, when Gov. Tim Walz issued a ban on various entertainment businesses as part of the state's initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Walz hasn't said much about when movie theaters can reopen in Minnesota, and it's not clear if they are among the businesses that may be allowed to reopen on June 1. 

The governor is expected to release guidelines about additional businesses reopening, such as restaurants and salons, on Wednesday. 

It isn't clear where movie theater's feature on the governor's "dials" for reopening.

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