Movie theaters open at 33% capacity in NYC after a year of closure
Movie theaters are back open in the city with limited capacity after closing for over a year due to the pandemic.
The Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn says it's first two days of opening have completely sold out.
During the pandemic, the Alamo screened movies “on demand” but the owner told News 12 it hasn’t been easy to keep business without its main source of revenue.
Movie theater showings are limited to 33% capacity. Guests must wear masks except when they’re eating.
Guests are encouraged to buy tickets and food online to reduce face-to-face interactions.
Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to fully reopen the city on July 1, meaning movie theaters and most other businesses would be able to operate at 100% capacity.