With the CDC lifting most mask mandates for all vaccinated people, things are starting to get back to a 2019 normal with theaters reopening and community events coming back.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, theaters will begin opening back up now and Regal Tall City Theatres will be reopening today.

Other theaters in the Midland/Odessa area will also be reopening in the coming days but health and safety measures will still be in place at the theaters.

Regal Tall City Theatres will require a face mask while in the lobby, auditoriums, and restrooms. Masks can be removed only while eating and drinking and Regal employees will be handing out masks to those who don't have one.

Also opening back up for the summer is Movies in the Park brought to you by the Midland Parks and Recreation Division. The first movie will be "Croods: A New Age" which will be in Centennial Park on May 21, 2021.

Other dates and locations are as follows:

  • “Sonic the Hedgehog,” June 4, Hill Park
  • “Aladdin,” June 18, Dennis the Menace Park
  • “Frozen 2,” July 9, CJ Kelly Park
  • “Onward,” July 23, Beal Park
  • “Trolls World Tour,” Aug. 6, Hogan Park
  • “Toy Story 4,” Aug. 20, Centennial Park

The movies will start at dusk and don't forget to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the movies.

For a complete list of movies and places they will be shown, go to the City of Midland website.

It is a welcomed site to see things starting to get back to normal, so get your vaccine if you have not gotten it yet, and get ready to have a better summer than we had in 2020.

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