Bow Tie Cinemas in Norwalk holds pop-up vaccine clinic
A Norwalk movie theater was converted into a pop-up vaccine clinic Wednesday.
The lobby of the Ultimate Regent 8 on North Main Street was transformed into a vaccination clinic.
The clinic was run by the Norwalk Health Department.
Bow Tie Cinemas Chief Operations Officer Joseph Masher
says even though movie theaters in Connecticut were allowed to reopen last
year, many people weren't comfortable going to the movies. So Bow Tie Cinemas
closed several of its theaters, including the one in South Norwalk, as a
However, he says business is slowly coming back and that the cinema is hoping to open around Memorial Day weekend.
Masher says Bow Tie partnered with the Norwalk Health Department to become a pop-up clinic because of its location in the heart of Norwalk.
It was expected that 500 people would be vaccinated today at the site.
The clinic administered the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Currently in Connecticut, all adults 16 and older who live or work in the state can get vaccinated.
However, many people tell News 12 that they're still having a tough time securing an appointment.
The clinic was at full capacity. The city of Norwalk has a waitlist for residents, which means people on the list will be called at random if there's a cancellation.