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NYC Movie Theaters Cleared for March 5 Reopening

Dark since last March although their counterparts in other parts of the state have reopened, movie theaters in New York City may reopen with limited capacity on March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Reserved seating will be required.

Cuomo also said pool halls may reopen on March 5 with limited capacity: 50% outside New York City and 35% in the city. On March 15, weddings and catered events may resume statewide, with mandatory COVID-19 testing required of all attendees and attendance limited to 150 per venue.

“Thanks to the hard work and commitment of all New Yorkers, our infection rate is now the lowest we’ve seen in three months,” said Cuomo. “As our infection rate continues to fall, and the vaccination rate continues to climb, we will keep reopening different sectors of our state’s economy and focus our efforts on building our state back better than it was before.”

Pictured: AMC Empire 25 in Times Square.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).