Los Angeles movie theaters don’t get the green light to reopen
Los Angeles County officials Film and TV production may resume on Friday, but cinemas in the United States’ largest market have to remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.
California state officials said earlier this week that movie theaters could reopen on Friday, pending approval from local officials, with a 25% of capacity and other hygiene and social distancing protocols.
Cinemas closed worldwide in mid-March. Los Angeles County said if day camps, museums, hotels and gymnasiums could reopen on Friday, cinemas would remain closed.
Television and film production, much of which is concentrated in the Los Angeles area, can restart according to guidelines established by an industry-wide task force. Despite the green light, production of most movies and TV shows is not expected to resume until September.