Theaters, bowling alleys study reopening order


October 1, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe The Historic Ironwood Theatre is seen on Aurora Street in downtown Ironwood on Wednesday morning. The theater has not held a public event, other than live-streaming performances for online viewers, since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown order in March. A governor's reopening order may soon allow events for smaller audiences.

IRONWOOD - A new executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has theaters and bowling alleys preparing to open months before it was thought possible, along with more possibilities for outdoor events.

Two executive orders signed on Sept. 25 will amend the MI Safe Start order to reopen theaters, cinemas and other performance venues starting Oct. 9. Other businesses in the statewide reopening orders include arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities and trampoline parks.

Whitmer said in her announcement that the state's public health and economy has responded well to aggr...

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