Cuomo Says You Can Finally See Movies Again in the City Starting Next Week

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021 at 5:09 am by

Governor Cuomo yesterday announced that movie theaters across the Five Boroughs can return from their nearly-year-long stint on the pandemic sidelines. Albeit with limited capacity.

Starting one week from Friday (March 5), theaters can finally reopen their auditoriums, yet operate at 25-percent of maximum capacity, capped 50 people per screening. Masks and assigned seating for social distancing are mandatory. However, coronavirus tests will not be required, according to the New York Times.

Those that do open will be required to operate enhanced air filtration systems.

This news follows four months after the rest of the state similarly opened theaters.

Metrograph in the dark

Here on the Lower East Side, that means catching a flick at either the Metrograph indie movie house or the Regal Multiplex at Essex Crossing, assuming both reopen with the approved measures. The latter had the unfortunate distinction of opening one year before the pandemic lockdown.)

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