CAPACITY & SAFETY
In consultation with the City of Minneapolis, State of Minnesota, Riverview Theater and Sundance Institute, we are limiting seating to 70 for each screening. This is 10% of the seating capacity at the Riverview—and below the current City and State limits (25% capacity with a maximum attendance of 150). To further ensure safety, masks will be required to be worn at all times while inside the Riverview Theater, concessions will not be sold, and outside food will not be allowed. Staff will be on site to ensure that all safety protocols are followed and we reserve the right to require anyone not following these protocols to leave the venue immediately.
We are following NATO CinemaSafe guidelines for all screenings, which can be found here (https://www.cinemasafe.org/#guidelines).
Disclaimer: given the ever-changing situation, screenings could be canceled at any time if deemed unsafe. This decision is solely at the discretion of FilmNorth and the Riverview Theater. In this event, FilmNorth will fully refund any ticket purchases.
The State of Minnesota currently asks “people who visit Minnesota, and Minnesotans returning after travel out of state, to stay away from others (quarantine) for 14 days after they arrive in Minnesota.” As a result, FilmNorth has recently added this as a requirement for screening attendance. If you find yourself in this situation, we apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment and will, of course, offer a full refund.
As you may know, FilmNorth was already exceeding State safety guidelines by restricting attendance to 10%, requiring mask wearing at all times inside the Riverview Theater, and by not allowing concessions or outside food.
We hope everyone will understand this decision. The health and safety of our community has always been, and will always be, our primary concern.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Selections from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is presented by FilmNorth and the Sundance Institute with Acura, Sundance TV, Chase Sapphire, and Adobe with support from WarnerMedia (presenting sponsor), the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and SAGindie.