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Skating Rinks, bowling alleys, and laser tag arenas are all closed, but movie theaters are still open. Waynesville's movie theater, Smoky Mountain Cinema, is open and showing movies for families to enjoy.

The theater, located at 235 Waynesville Plaza, is currently showing News of the World, starring Tom Hanks and The Marksman, starring Liam Neeson.

 News of the World will be showing at 1:15, 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-24.

The Marksman is an action/thriller staring Liam Neeson is about Jim, a former Marine who lives a solitary life as a rancher along the Arizona-Mexican border. But his peaceful existence soon comes crashing down when he tries to protect a boy on the run from members of a vicious cartel.

The Marksman is showing this weekend at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-24.

Tickets cost $7.50 for matinee and children and adult prices cost $9.50 after 4 p.m. Reserve your seats at

In addition to showing movies, Smoky Mountain Cinema is offering movie theater rentals to celebrate birthdays or any kind of parties, open to as many as 60 guests at a time. 

Each theater is sanitized between each group, public or private, making it an ideal place to meet with friends or family. Choose a movie (new or old), televised sports program, or video games to be streamed on a 30-foot-screen for as low as $100.

Contact the theater for more information by calling 828-246-0588.

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