New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that from March 5th, the city’s movie theaters will be consistent with the rest of New York State and will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity. Social evacuations and other agreements with no more than 50 people.
They include air filtration and purification standards previously specified by the US Department of Justice. Officials at the governor’s press conference stated that Covid-19 testing is not required because large areas such as Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center can be reopened in late February. Theaters in New York City will follow the same guidelines adopted in October for movie theaters in the rest of New York State.Keeping one of the two largest film markets in the state and the United States in the dark for a whole year has severely weakened the international film release schedule
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Due to the drop in Covid rates, which recently reached the lowest level since November before the holiday hike, theater owners have been watching with frustration due to allowing other venues to reopen.
The call with the governor is now live and the details will be released later…
exclusive: We learned from well-informed sources that Governor Andrew Cuomo can finally approve today that after nearly a year of closure in mid-March 2020, movie theaters in New York City will be allowed to reopen. Details of shape or form. It may be that the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens opened first before Manhattan. At the same time, our source said that you never know Cuomo: he is full of surprises. Therefore, if nothing happens today, it is possible. This is a constant struggle between the exhibition and the Governor of New York State.
Another source told us that there are still three weeks before the New York City theaters reopen. Once again, let us see what happened on today’s news call.
After allowing sports fields, amusement parks, indoor family entertainment centers, etc. to reopen and allowing restaurants in New York City to open, Cuomo has not yet approved theaters in New York City, which shocked exhibitors. Starting from Friday, February 26, the indoor dining capacity will be increased to 35%.
During Covid, the exhibition’s battle with Cuomo was epic: behind the scenes the cinema got help from the following Tenet Film producer Christopher Nolan (Christopher Nolan) and Tribeca Film Festival (Tribeca Film Festival) film festival chief Jane Rosenthal (Jane Rosenthal) talk with Cuomo. When the number of Covid cases improved in October, he allowed certain counties to reopen, but only 62 of the 280 theaters in the state turned on lights. Regal, the second-ranked exhibitor, has decided to close until the major film studios launch more products and will not mess in front of the theater windows. Last summer, major exhibitors AMC, Regal, and Cinemark jointly filed a lawsuit against the federal government, demanding that New Jersey reopen during Covid-19, but the bid failed. At the end of August, New Jersey finally reopened the cinema in time for Warner Bros. Tenet The capacity is 25%.
Again, fingers crossed the theater finally opened in New York. We will know soon.