Newsome Says LA Movie Theaters Could Reopen As Soon As The End Of The Weekend


California Governor Gavin Newsom stated that movie theaters in Los Angeles could reopen if enough vaccinations go out.

To qualify for reopening, California must have less than 10 new cases a day per 100,000 people and the state must distribute 2 million vaccines to underserved populations.

Newsome said, “Southern California, L.A., will be a big beneficiary of this new metric."

It was on Friday it was announced that Los Angeles County will officially move into the state’s less-restrictive “Red” tier On Monday.

The state has achieved a milestone of 2 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in hard-hit communities and triggering an easing of requirements for counties to advance in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economic-reopening blueprint.

L.A. County officials said the move out of the Purple tier and into Red will be effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, meaning indoor dining can return and movie theaters and indoor fitness centers can reopen, all at limited capacity.

However, movie theatres would need to move quickly to be ready for a reopening. Hiring and retraining staff typically takes around a week, putting the goal of reopening next weekend to the test. Once all the requirements are met, movie theatres will be allowed to operate 25 percent capacity.

This is a massive step for California as the state looks to test its reopening phases.

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