COVID Policies

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What to expect at your next visit

May 14, 2021 - As we begin to welcome guests back to our venues and transition to a post-COVID world, the following policies and procedures will be in place for films and events in our Strand and Capitol Theatre. Please note these policies are current through June 30, 2021 and are subject to change at any time.

Ticket Policies: Visit the Appell Center ticket policies page for a complete listing.

What Coronavirus precautions are you taking?:In the interests of the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff and volunteers, the Appell Center staff is following the recommendations of the State Health Department, CDC, and the Governor’s Office concerning resumption of programming. Ticketholders will be contacted with additional instructions regarding their specific events. Our Box Office is open via phone (717-846-1111) and email ( from 10am- 2pm Monday through Friday.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting an Appell Center property you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

The Appell Center encourages all guests to be fully vaccinated for the health and safety of themselves and other attendees.

SEATING: Through June 30, 2021, social distanced seating options will be offered at all events. Some events may be seated in a hybrid configuration and some with all socially distanced seating.

SANITIZATION: Prior to and after each film, event, and performance that takes place within any of the venues in the Appell Center, a thorough deep clean/sanitation process will take place including: spraying of seats with a special disinfectant, wiping down of all hard surfaces, door knobs, etc. with sanitizing solution.

MASKS: Everyone who attends a film or performance at the Strand or Capitol theaters must wear a CDC approved face covering when entering and exiting the building and as you move through the facility. You may remove your mask when you are seated or when stationary enjoying concessions.

CONCESSIONS: Limited Concession will be available. Reusable cups will not be used.