|November 18 is our target date for reopening the restaurant at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater and we have submitted our plans to the health department for approval. We need to be clear though. There won’t be any performers on our stage for now. That simply isn’t allowed under current pandemic conditions and likely won’t be for quite some time yet.
Here’s what you will find. Excellent food and service, plenty of space between parties, and adherence to all the proven safety protocols. All of our staff will be masked. And you’ll need to wear a mask any time you are not seated at your table. Our total capacity will be 25% of normal, just 66 people.
Best of all, Good Company Players is providing the secret sauce. Dan Pessano and Don Thompson have put together a wonderful video collection of historical highlights. I watched the first set of highlights with a big grin on my face and a few tears on my cheeks. The highlight reel runs about 55 minutes and we’ll be showing it on our large screen during dinner.
We’re going to begin with a single seating each evening by reservation only. That will enable us to know how many parties of different sizes are coming and allow us to seat people for maximum spacing and safety. We’re planning on Sunday Brunch, too. At the beginning of November, we’ll email you again with the menu, days of operation and how to reserve. We’ll also post that information on our website at RogerRockas.com.
All of this is dependent, of course, on approval of our plans by the health department and on an improving infection rate in Fresno County. We’ll keep you posted.