Hollywood in Recovery Mode as Movie Theaters Reopen in New York City and San Francisco - Socialnetworktrends
A year into the Covid-19 pandemic,
Some theaters in two of America's biggest box-office markets,
Theater owners are gearing up. Some
Movie theaters elsewhere in the
"Adrenaline is definitely pumping and definitely excited about reopening, " said
Still, theaters owners can't pack auditoriums, and many major theater markets remain closed, including in
The last film
Family films have performed better than others in recent weeks.
Like all of the studio's 2021 releases, "Tom & Jerry" could also be viewed on streaming service HBO Max, which, like Warner Bros., is a unit run by AT&T Inc.'s WarnerMedia.
During the pandemic,
As selected cities and states have loosened restrictions amid the pandemic's fluctuations, AMC and Cinemark reopened some theaters at reduced capacity. They also implemented social-distancing measures and heightened hygiene protocols.
Many theater owners expect
Franchise films like MGM Holdings Inc.'s latest installment of the James Bond franchise "No Time to Die" and
In an effort to return life to normal,
The move brings a host of complications for businesses including movie-theater chains.
"If you relax mask mandates now, what about the people there in the venue, that work there every day? They're at risk,"
"There are a lot of signs of encouragement and I'm confident that later on this year that we're going to return to some level of normalcy," he said. "But it all depends on peoples' comfort level of getting out of the home."