Movie theater workers say Cuomo is wrong, say it's safe to reopen

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday movie theaters are too risky to open right now, saying people will be sitting in the same space for too long with an unsafe ventilation system. Movie theaters say that's not true.

News 12 Staff

Aug 18, 2020, 12:07 AM

Updated 1,407 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday movie theaters are too risky to open right now, saying people will be sitting in the same space for too long with an unsafe ventilation system. Movie theaters say that's not true.
The Bedford Playhouse told News 12 they're ready to reopen and have plenty of safety measures ready to be put in place.
They say all groups will be seated at least 6 feet apart and food and refreshments can be purchased online and brought to the guests in their seats.
Hand sanitizer dispensaries have been placed around the theater and they say they have the recommended MERV filters.
Courtney Walker, the director of marketing and communications, says employees will have their temperature checked and everyone will be wearing masks.
They say they are in good financial standing as of now because of the PPP loans but if this goes on too long, that will change.


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