Buffalo, New York – Just hours after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that cinemas would be able to reopen, western New York area theaters are already starting to announce their plans.
North Park Theater in North Buffalo On his Facebook It will be showing Hocus Pocus next week. The show room is also in Amherst Books on Facebook It will tentatively reopen on Friday 23 October, the first day that cinemas will be allowed to reopen.
Cinemas will be allowed to operate if they are in counties with a rolling 14-day average of positive COVID-19 tests of less than 2 percent and in areas with no cluster areas. Theaters must follow a specific set of guidelines, which includes reducing capacity to 25 percent, with no more than 50 people per screen.
Currently, the only western counties in New York that will not be permitted to open movie theaters are: Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua.
Cinemas may open starting next Friday, October 23, subject to certain restrictions, including the county remaining below a 2% infection rate in an average of 14 days and no cluster areas. Erie County currently meets this standard. Let’s stay that way. #Wear a mask https://t.co/hQmSRRGTat
– Mark Polloncarz (@markpoloncarz) October 17, 2020