Gov. Cuomo announced this week that movie theaters will be allowed to reopen on March 5 at 25% capacity, with no more than 50 people per screen.
AMC Theaters, which has two locations on the Upper West Side, said it plans to reopen immediately on March 5, with several safety measures in place, including social distancing, mandatory mask-wearing and enhanced air filtration. “Since reopening our first theatres with AMC Safe & Clean in August, AMC has welcomed back nearly 10 million moviegoers nationwide without a single reported case of COVID-19 transmission among moviegoers at our theatres,” the company said in a release.
AMC has theaters on 84th Street and Broadway and 68th and Broadway. The one on 84th was previously known as a “make-out” spot, though that would likely violate Covid rules these days.
Film at Lincoln Center, however, will not be reopening its theaters just yet. “While we are aware of the recent announcement from the Governor’s Office allowing New York City movie theaters to reopen, in the interest of the safety of our staff and audiences, Film at Lincoln Center’s theaters remain closed,” the theater said. “We continue to monitor the situation closely and will share further information about our plans to reopen when possible.”