Los Angeles Movie Theaters Could Reopen by March 19

Labor News, Industry News

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Pamela McClintock on March 9, 2021.

Los Angeles movie theaters may be only days away from reopening, albeit with a host of safety protocols, including 25 percent capacity or no more than 100 people in any auditorium.

Cinemas across L.A. County — the top moviegoing market in the country and home of the entertainment business — have been dark for a year because of the pandemic.

On Tuesday, based on Governor Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan, the county moved from the purple tier to the less-restrictive red tier after the number of COVID-19 cases eased.

If that trend holds for one more week, cinemas will be allowed to reopen in time for the weekend of March 19-21. …

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