Hollywood received a huge boost Monday upon receiving word that theaters in New York City — which have been shut down for nearly a year because of COVID-19 — will permitted to reopen March 5, albeit with strict restrictions in place.
New York City is the country's second largest moviegoing market behind Los Angeles, and is crucial if studios hope to begin to recover from the pandemic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the decision during a press event Monday. In recent days, Cuomo had been criticized for keeping cinemas closed while allowing bars and gyms to reopen as pandemic numbers subside. "Theater owners are pleased with the announcement that New York City movie theaters will be allowed to safely reopen.Read more on hollywoodreporter.com