The state set April 2 as the date for theaters in New York to reopen, with capacity rules.
Theaters that hold fewer than 10,000 people can reopen at 33% capacity with up to 100 people inside and 200 outside. If the venues test customers, they can get 150 inside and up to 500 outside.
The state had already announced that large venues like Madison Square Garden could start reopening with reduced capacity earlier.
Stand Up New York on 78th Street and Broadway just announced it was suing the state to demand it allow theaters to reopen — so the announcement was a welcome one. An owner told CBS that they’ll be reopening on April 2.
“We’ve really been deprived of making a living,” comedy club owner Dani Zoldan said.
He’s looking forward to getting about 40 people laughing again safely inside Stand Up New York.
“We’ll do temperature checks, and we’ll probably even do COVID testing for comics,” he said.