Theaters and gyms welcome mask-less customers again – NBC Bay Area
A handful of moviegoers enjoyed a mask-free morning Tuesday afternoon at the Century Theater in Walnut Creek as masks and social distancing were no longer needed.
“I feel good, I can’t breathe in these masks,” said one moviegoer.
While people are returning to the cinema for the first time in months, some are not yet ready to lose the mask.
“I think we choose to wear our masks,” said movie buff Denise Milner. “Just to be as safe as possible when we’re still outside.”
Mandy Kroha also said she is leading by example by saying, “They should always wear a mask.”
Gyms in the Bay Area can now also operate at full indoor capacity; most gym goers say they breathe much easier without their masks today.
“It feels really good. It’s really liberating, it’s exciting for what it means for the state and it’s just nice that I don’t have a sweaty mask on my face, ”said Michael Whittemore, a gym fan.
Urban Fitness in Oakland says members must submit their vaccination cards to train indoors without a mask, but they also have outdoor options available.
“We always have options if people want to train with a mask, they don’t want to be vaccinated or show a vaccination card, they can either wear a mask or train outside,” said Noah Kinner from Urban Fitness.
While many are set for a full reopening, others say they are still bracing for the idea.
“I think I’ll take it off slowly just so other people are comfortable loving it if they haven’t been vaccinated yet, so I always wear my mask when I can,” the player said. gym Alec.