Ready to head back to the movies? Here’s what you need to know.

Moviegoers sit in a socially distant seating arrangement at the AMC Lincoln Square 13 theater in New York City in March. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

For the past year, the idea of going to a movie theater and sitting in a dark room for an extended period of time with strangers eating popcorn has seemed like the worst of pandemic nightmares.

But as restrictions around the country ease and more people get vaccinated, you may be ready to trade your streaming service for the big screen. Major movie theater chains have reopened. And with the highly anticipated films “A Quiet Place Part II” and “Cruella” releasing this weekend, now might be the time theaters start making a comeback.

Here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re considering a trip back to the movies.