Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Marquee Soon: Cuomo Says Movie Theaters Outside New York City Can Re-open Next Friday, October 23rd


Light up the marquees! Governor Andrew Cuomo will allow movie theaters outside New York City to reopen next Friday October 23rd.

Maybe Regal Cinemas will have a change of heart. AMC Theaters are getting a lifeline tossed to them on the brink of closure.

The theaters will have to adhere to social distancing rules. But so far that’s gone fine in other states, like Connecticut, where Cinemark has done an excellent job of keeping everything COVID free.

New York State’s policy of closed theaters has just about wrecked a lot of businesses. So this is a boon to everyone’s finances. Now we need to get NYC theaters cooking.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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