ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Regions are expected to enter Phase 4 of reopening this Friday. Businesses like museums, performance venues and movie theaters will now be allowed to reopen. 

Local movie theater, Cinemapolis in Ithaca says they will not be reopening this Friday, and instead have decided to wait. Brett Bossard, the Executive Director for Cinemapolis says they do not have an exact date just yet. But, he says it will probably be around July 24th. Bossard says, the reason they aren't opening this Friday, is because they haven't yet received specific guidelines from the state. The theater is also still waiting on proper PPE equipment for staff and customers. But, they're also in the process of renovating their bathrooms to add touch-less fixtures.

"Until we have the specific guidelines, we haven't really cemented the plans that we're going to be using for reopening. There's also the problem of our supply chain right now, there aren't a lot of new movies, especially independent movies like we show here at Cinemapolis that are in the pipeline to be released to screen. So we're likely going to be showing sort of the greatest hits for some time," said Bossard. 

Bossard says for those who plan on seeing a movie at the theater, they will have to wear a mask at all times, except when they're seated.

"Once we have those guidelines from the state, then we can start really putting a finer point on the details of the plan. We know the basics will certainly be distancing in theaters, distancing in lobby, spaces and probably distancing in the use of bathroom facilities," said Bossard. 

Bossard says they will continue to show virtual screenings, even after they reopen. He says they will keep the public updated on when they will reopen on their website and social media pages.