New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that movie theaters in the state would be allowed to reopen on Friday, October 23 at 25% capacity, with a maximum of 50 people in any theater. Just not in NYC yet.
Regal's parent company Cineworld said it could not provide customers ”with the breadth of strong commercial films necessary for them to consider coming back to theaters against the backdrop of Covid-19.”
While New York is still being very cautious about reopening, New Jersey is moving further towards it, with Governor Phil Murphy announcing today that indoor dining, movie theaters and "indoor performance venues" will be allowed to reopen on Friday, September 4...
The Upper West Side arthouse institution, which opened in 1981 will close when its lease is up in January. Building owners plan to keep it a cinema but whether the Lincoln Plaza programmers will remain involve remains to be seen.