New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Saturday announced that movie theaters in the state outside of New York City can start reopening next week. Beginning on Oct. 23, these theaters can operate at 25 percent capacity, with up to 50 people per screen, in counties with a COVID-19 infection rate of below 2 percent and with no cluster zones. Major theater chains started to reopen their doors in many other states ahead of the September release of Tenet, which ultimately struggled at the box office while New York City and Los Angeles theaters stayed shuttered. As a result, film studios have largely scrapped plans to release new blockbusters in theaters this year, and Regal Cinemas shut down their locations again.
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