By CBSLA Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.