movie theaters

Office of the Governor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing more fans to go inside museums, movie theaters and big indoor sports arenas, as the latest data suggests the state's massive vaccination campaign is curbing COVID-19 infection levels.

Regal Cinemas will reopen its theaters in the U.S. in April, six months after they closed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

New York State will lift its curfew next month for casinos, movie theaters and some other establishments, but closing time will still be at 11 p.m. for bars and restaurants and 12 a.m. for catered events at least until mid-April.

Movie theaters in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Philadelphia have been open for months. But attendance remains low, not just because of public safety concerns—but because there isn't much to see. Major studios are delaying their blockbusters, or releasing them straight to streaming.

One big reason? The two biggest movie markets in the country, New York City and Los Angeles, remain closed.

AP

Western New York's COVID positivity rate is down to 2.4%, according to numbers from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Monday COVID briefing. He also addressed movie theater and school reopenings, pool hall guidelines, and the Seneca Nation owing New York State casino revenue.

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The increasing COVID-19 infection rates have resulted in the re-closing of Regal Cinema theaters in both New York and California.

Aurora Theatre

Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning Friday, with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

Facebook / New York State Fitness Association

The rate of transmission of the coronavirus in New York state remains low, and all regions of the state have been in the final phase of reopening for at least a month. But some industries have been left out of those plans and remain closed.

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Regal Cinemas has announced plans for the reopening of their theaters starting Friday, July 10.

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut made the joint decision to close all bars and restaurants in those states beginning at 8 p.m. Monday to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.


Transit Drive-In Facebook page

Lockport’s Transit Drive-In movie theater has announced plans to expand its operation with a fifth digital projection screen. The impetus and the impact may not be what most expect.