New Yorkers Return To The Film Theaters, Everybody Nervous – .
Like a reluctant swimmer dipping his toes in the water to check the temperature, New Yorkers cautiously returned to the movies today.
Capacity was limited in the venues and many did not sell popcorn or other concessions. Social distancing has been observed, masks required, and everyone has had that kind of nervous excitement that comes with doing something prohibited.
Perhaps it was the presence of actor Liam Neeson planning to hit theaters to greet returning fans for his film The Marksman. He probably avoided telling them his trademark, “I’ll find you and I’ll kill you.” Or maybe it was the dance moves of mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, who raved about the rating of his tickets with glee.
But overall the mood, as can be seen from the online reactions, was comparable to George Costanza’s reaction in a memorable episode of Seinfeld: “Reserved cheers”.
Some of the early returns:
Cinemas are coming back to NYC without compromise In addition: The pools open again without water.
– Melissa Francis (@MelissaAFrancis) March 5, 2021
The cinemas reopen in New York City today. It’s very efficient as you can now do your entire stimulus check and catch Covid in 90 minutes.
– Lowell Benjamin (@LowellCBenjamin) March 5, 2021
Me and the girls, the second cinemas, are reopening pic.twitter.com/HGzkicTPAy
– Déjà The View (@dejatheviewpod) March 5, 2021
I got movie tickets – because the cinemas in NYC are open again! #boogiemovie #datenight pic.twitter.com/jB0Bg3Jv5a
– Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) March 5, 2021