Movie theaters in New York City will partially reopen next month, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions in the Big Apple.
Cuomo said cinemas will be able to operate at 25 percent capacity, or up to 50 people per screen, from March 5 — almost exactly a year since they shut.
“Assigned seating, social distancing and other health precautions will be in place,” Cuomo wrote on Twitter.
Officials closed movie theaters on March 17 last year as Covid-19 began ravaging America’s commercial capital, where the disease has now killed almost 29,000 people.
In a statement sent to AFP, AMC’s CEO Adam Aron announced that the chain’s 13 movie theaters in New York would reopen on March 5.
AMC is the biggest cinema chain in the United States.