Southeast movie theater complex closes due to spike in coronavirus cases

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City Base Entertainment temporarily closed its Southeast Side movie theater complex on Monday due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Bexar County, according to a Facebook post from the business.

In May, City Base Entertainment reopened its location at 2623 Southwest Military Drive with safety measures after being closed for more than two months due to local shelter-in-place orders issued in March.

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As part of his “Open Texas” plan, Gov. Greg Abbott allowed movie theaters to increase its capacity to 50 percent on June 3. However, with cases increasing, Mayor Ron Nirenberg is urging San Antonians to stay home, except when participating in essential activities, to help slow the spread of the virus.

On Tuesday, San Antonio reported its largest one-day increase in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, reporting 1,268 new infections.

In the Monday Facebook post, City Base Entertainment wrote that it is in its “best interest” to close until the community is “healthy” again.

“We are deeply saddened that we will have to take an intermission for a little while,” the movie theater complex wrote. “Due to the increased cases of COVID-19, we want to make sure that all of San Antonio, our families and staff are safe during this time.”

City Base Entertainment is an independently owned San Antonio business that opened its location at 2623 Southwest Military Drive in 2011.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre

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