Movie theaters outside of NYC to reopen at 25% capacity

Northeast

NEW YORK (NewsNation Now) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that movie theaters outside of New York City will be allowed to reopen beginning October 23.

Movie theatres got the green light to operate at 25% capacity, with no more than 50 people per screen.

There are a few other guidelines that will impact movie theaters being open.

Only regions that are below 2 percent COVID-19 positivity on their 14-day average will be able to have movie theaters open. Movie theaters will not be able to be open in “cluster zones”.

Movie goers will be required to wear masks at all times, except when seated and eating or drinking. Assigned seating and social distancing will also be required

NewsNation Now affiliate WIVB contributed to this report.

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