ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor says New York City movie theaters can open their doors again at limited capacity starting March 5.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said movie theaters can only operate at 25% capacity, with no more than 50 people per screening.
NEW: Movie theaters in New York City can reopen on March 5 at 25% capacity, with no more than 50 people per screen.
Assigned seating, social distancing and other health precautions will be in place.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) February 22, 2021
His Monday announcement came nearly a year after he shuttered movie theaters statewide in mid-March last year along with concert venues and nightclubs as part of efforts to limit spread of COVID-19 in crowded, indoor settings.
Cuomo’s move drew praise from theater owners who have pushed for months for the governor to ease restrictions, and who hope Cuomo will soon expand capacity to 50%.