Hard hit by the health crisis, the United States could start to take its head out of the water . Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York City, has just made an encouraging and eagerly awaited announcement. Indeed, the city is preparing to open its dark rooms, but partially, with the implementation of a strict health protocol. This reopening is a real relief for the operators, suffocated by their monthly charges in a city considered to be one of the most expensive in the world. Expected for the first week of March, this revival of screening rooms could bode well for the future, if the pandemic still tends to wane.
New-York finally opens its cinemas - Credit: CNC
The authorities remain very cautious however and will examine the proper implementation of the various protocols. After a year of closure to the day, March 5, 2021 is likely to be remembered.
A breath of fresh air!
This is arguably the most popular superlative in the American press. Long awaited, Governor Cuomo's announcement triggered a wave of euphoria on social networks. But the terms are very precise . The maximum authorized capacity will be 25% of the capacity of the hall with a limit of 50 spectators . However, behind the scenes, many operators continue to be gray mine.
According to them, the supply of films available will not make viewers want to venture back into city cinemas. And restrict themions in place would not be economically viable for the smallest structures . This is why many operators will keep their curtains drawn, while awaiting authorization to operate under normal conditions. In addition, some regret that the sale of food and drinks is still prohibited as part of this reopening project.
The other states, and friendly countries, will closely monitor the protocol put in place. by the city of New York. Indeed, many countries are planning to start a gradual deconfinement, wishing to release ballast to cultural players. This is particularly the case in France, where despite announcements on summer events, a reopening is still pending. The Broadway League is also pushing the governor's historic decision, waiting to be able to deconfin its theaters, probably next September.
This announcement marks the start of high hopes for por many creative and cultural players. The nation has been deeply affected by the global crisis, so if the model proves to be viable, others may follow suit. The return to the life before is not for now, but these first steps mark another decisive step for the future.
Source: Heroïc Hollywood
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