Are You Ready for the Re-Opening of Movie Theaters in NYC?

(NYC Trend) — For New Yorkers ready for some time outside their four walls, you’ll be pleased to hear that movie theaters are now open. As of March 5, they may seat up to 25% capacity or a maximum of 50 people. 

This comes along with Governor Cuomo’s recent decisions to have indoor dining at 35% capacity sporting events at 10%, and wedding receptions of up to 150 people by mid-March. Movie theaters, specifically, have been closed down since last March when the pandemic began. Since then, big-name movie houses adjusted their original release dates. Still, with just 50 people able to buy tickets to screenings, production companies may do so again. 

Warner Bros. has teased the idea of premiering their films Matrix 4, Dune, and In the Heights in both theatres and on HBO so that movie-lovers wouldn’t have to risk their health for pleasurable entertainment. Similar to that, smaller independent movie theaters have been doing virtual screening rooms throughout the pandemic to get their content out and stay relevant, while also keeping “visitors” safe and healthy.

With movie theaters now open at 25% capacity, it is necessary for all individuals who attend a screening to wear a mask and practice social distancing. You do not have to be tested to visit the theater. But, if you plan on attending a wedding or sporting event any time soon, get ready to take a test. 

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