New York Governor Cuomo will allow the openings with restrictions ….
The two largest movie house companies , AMC and Regal, have reported loses and possible going out of business worries…
The Ok does NOT apply for New York City movie houses….
Movie theaters on Long Island can open Friday, as long as they limit attendance to 25% and have no more than 50 people per viewing screen, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday.
Cuomo said movie theaters may open so long as the infection rate of the area they are in has remained below 2% for 14 days and has no cluster zones. The announcement does not allow movie theaters to open in New York City, Cuomo said.
The announcement came as welcome news for a film industry that has slowed to a near-standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cinemas nationwide shut their doors in mid-March, which in turn caused Hollywood to postpone many of their biggest releases until next year.
Theater owners said they are confident they can meet the state’s requirements but worried about being able to book films for showing. They said they first need to check with studios and film distributors that films will be available….