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In the time of quarantining and limiting travel to essential trips, watching movies new and old from home is a necessary respite.

Now that some coronavirus-related restrictions are being loosened, Baltimore cinephiles will be happy to learn that Beyond Video, the local nonprofit video store with more than 16,000 titles, is opening this weekend, the store announced.

Starting June 20, the store will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-9 p.m. with certain health guidelines in place.

Beyond Video is requiring everyone to wear mask and is encouraging visitors to wear gloves. The clerks will wear masks and gloves and regularly sanitize movie returns and high-touch surfaces like the counter.

Every movie that has been returned during the shutdown has been sanitized, the store said.

Only four customers will be allowed in at a time and they are required to physically distance. Beyond Video said these regulations will be strictly enforced.

The store is asking people to not come to its N. Howard Street home to sign up for a new membership or renew an existing one. Instead, they’re scheduling appointments for those services over the phone.

“For your safety and ours, we will continue to closely follow Baltimore City mandates and public-health information about COVID-19 to determine our hours of operation and precautions,” the store said on its site.

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Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...