New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday movie theaters will reopen in March with showings at a limited capacity and other COVID-19 protocols in place.
Movie theaters in several states have been open for months, but a major reason why studios are delaying their biggest films is because two major markets haven’t been: Los Angeles and New York City. Deadline first reported the latter is moving forward with a reopening plan—a sign that the industry might be back on track.
On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced movie theaters will be allowed to reopen at a reduced capacity in New York City starting March 5. Movie theaters will be restricted to 25% capacity and no more than 50 people in an auditorium. Additionally, face masks, social distancing measures, and enhanced air filtration systems will also be required for theaters to reopen.
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Godzilla vs. Kong will be the first major tentpole of 2021 released in theaters, here is the synopsis:
“Legends collide in “Godzilla vs Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.”
Directed by Adam Wingard, the upcoming film stars Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, and Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Henwick, Lance Reddick, and Kyle Chandler.
Godzilla vs. Kong is set to hit theaters and HBO Max on March 26, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the return to movie theaters, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!