New York movie theaters will be able to expand their indoor capacity from 25% to 33% beginning next Monday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the news Monday that movie theaters can make the change with other precautions in place as part of new COVID-19 safety protocols for the state.
New York’s move comes after Los Angeles has been able to expand its capacity for indoor theatres to 50%, showing some signs of life for the box office in the country’s two biggest theatrical markets. While many New York theatres have already managed to open their doors, the state’s approach has been more gradual than Los Angeles, which hopes to reach full capacity by mid-June.
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