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Penn’s Peak looks at indoor entertainment series

A Jim Thorpe area entertainment venue is looking to reopen its concert hall to the public, with many safety precautions in place.

Penn’s Peak has been closed for indoor events since March, forcing the venue to reschedule nearly 90 events and turn to an outdoor entertainment venue format throughout the summer months.

But with colder weather creeping in, the venue recently posted two questions on its Facebook page that asked people if they would be comfortable enough to attend indoor events at the venue as long as CDC guidelines were followed.

Krysta Fink, marketing manager for Penn’s Peak, said that the responses from most people “were very positive.”

“We found that most of our followers that responded were excited to come back in a safe, socially-distanced environment,” Fink said. “Of course there were comments that stated the opposite. Some do not feel comfortable attending events in a group setting. We respect everyone’s opinions and greatly appreciate the feedback.”

Events would not include national acts, but would start with local bands and tribute acts, as well as some comedians, much like the events the Peak has held outdoors over the summer. There would be a cover charge and people would be required to wear masks until seated and observe social distancing during the shows.

Capacity for the events would be 370 people, which would include venue staff, the band members and their crew, Fink said.

“We have been discussing the layout and ticketing aspects of these events as we hope to start in the beginning of November,” she said. “Schedule and official start date to be determined.”

For more information on Penn’s Peak, rescheduled shows and information on upcoming events, visit www.pennspeak.com or the venue’s Facebook page, Penn’s Peak.

Penn's Peak is looking into starting live entertainment inside the Jim Thorpe venue with safety precautions. FILE PHOTO