The Bear Tooth Theatrepub and Grill hasn’t screened a movie since mid-March when city mandates forced it to close to the public. In September, major movie theater chains were able to re-open in Anchorage, but Bear Tooth kept their theatre closed.

In this episode, ATMI producer Devin Shreckengost speaks with Stephanie Johnson, the general manager of Bear Tooth. She talks about what the movie-going experience means to her and her customers, plans for re-opening the theatre, and the long term affects the pandemic may have on the movie and restaurant industries.

They spoke on October 2nd, 2020.

Hosted by Riley Taylor.

Music by Devin Shreckengost.



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