LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Wanna go to the movies this weekend?
Movie theaters in Los Angeles County could reopen Saturday, albeit at limited capacity, according to Variety.READ MORE: Staples At Full Capacity For First Time Since March Of 2020 As Clippers Make History
The move is contingent upon whether the county meets criteria to move into the less-restrictive “red” coronavirus tier, meaning theaters – along with gyms and indoor dining – could reopen to operate at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less.READ MORE: Digital Version Of COVID Vaccine Card Now Available To All Californians
But even if the criteria is met, it’s not known if any theaters will be prepared to reopen under such short notice, Variety reported. Some industry experts have suggested a more realistic date of March 19 – nearly one year to the day when county officials ordered all theaters to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Mother, Daughters Working At San Bernardino Taco Stand Attacked
Once L.A. theaters reopen, the city will join New York in welcoming back moviegoers, potentially signalling a hopeful sign to the industry’s recovery.