New York Oberführer Andrew Cuomo has decreed the state’s movie theaters will be closed indefinitely due to the Chinese Wuhan Virus. This as AMC Theatres plans to reopen Thursday.
Movie theaters will remain closed indefinitely in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, because he said cinemas are less essential and come with a higher risk of virus transmission among patrons. The decision means that, at this point, theaters in the country’s two largest markets of New York City and Los Angeles will not be open for AMC Theatres planned reopening Thursday.
While I’m not a fan of Cuomo’s continuing fascism, but I am a fan of Hollywood missing out on billions and billions of dollars.
Cuomo revealed his current thinking during a Monday briefing, during which he announced that gyms would be allowed to reopen August 24.
“It’s the level of risk. If you look at our metrics, we started with the most essential business that posed the least risk. And then it was the gradation to the least essential businesses that posed the most risk,” Cuomo said, according to Deadline.
The triumvirate of the Chinese Wuhan Virus, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio have destroyed New York state and New York City. Writer James Altucher wrote as much in this compelling post, “NYC Is Dead Forever… Here’s Why.”
Altucher is correct here. Between the virus, the riots, and the economic devastation, I think NYC as we know it will never come back. I feel badly for the good people who will be trapped there. Hopefully they can flee before it’s too late.