Movie theaters in New York City and Los Angeles have been closed since last March due to an epidemic, which partly explains why Dulitil, A notorious box office bomb, was the fourth highest-grossing film of 2020. The LA theater would be off limits for theatergoers, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that New Yorkers would be able to drink override soda in a dark room. Stranger real soon.
The New York City movie theaters will reopen on March 5, with 25 percent capacity, no more than 50 people per screen, and “will require masks, seating, and advanced air filtration,” Hollywood reporter. “Many theaters in the US have the same rule, although in some areas the capacity is 50 percent. Currently, approximately 38 percent of theaters in North America are currently in operation. With New York coming online, studios will definitely be keen to release their backlog of titles. “More than eight million people live in New York City – Disney not releasing Black widow If many people can’t see it, give another four million in Los Angeles alone. This is – maybe, possibly, hopefully – a step towards getting stuff back (if masked rules are enforced and followed, which is a big “if”).
It is unclear whether Los Angeles – where matters are higher – will allow theaters to turn on the lights, but the reopening of New York is a milestone event. The large Los Angeles market provided about 9 percent of all box office revenue in 2019, while the New York designated market area changed to 7.4 percent.
The first major films after March 5 are Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5; also available on Disney +) and Godzilla vs Kang (31 March). New Yorkers can’t wait to talk on that rollercoaster popcorn again.
I would kill a person just to watch a stupid little roller coaster before a movie in a theater. Sometimes popping big popcorn used to scare me. “Wow!”
– Matt (@Lubchansky) February 20, 2021
(Through this Hollywood reporter)