Film theaters reopening in NY: What movies can be proven? What new films are coming? – syracuse.com

As movie theaters reopen in Upstate New York for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, many are wondering: What movies are out right now? What new movies are coming?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said theaters, outside of New York City, can reopen Friday, Oct. 23, at 25% capacity and with no more than 50 moviegoers in front of each screen. Other restrictions include wearing masks at all times, except when seated and eating or drinking, and sitting in assigned seats with social distancing.

Movie theaters opening Friday include eleven Regal Cinemas locations (including at Destiny USA in Syracuse), The Movie Tavern in Camillus, Manlius Art Cinema, Hollywood Theatre in Mattydale, Oswego Cinema 7, and some of AMC Theatres’ Upstate New York locations.

Destiny USA announced Wednesday that its Regal theaters will be showing 2020 releases like Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” the X-Men horror film “The New Mutants,” the Robert De Niro comedy “The War With Grandpa,” the new Liam Neeson thriller “Honest Thief,” Russell Crowe’s “Unhinged,” and the supernatural crime drama “The Empty Man.” Regal will also show seasonal movies like “Monsters Inc.” and 2019′s “The Addams Family” for $5 per ticket.

AMC and Movie Tavern similarly list “Tenet,” “Honest Thief,” “The War with Grandpa,” “Unhinged,” “The New Mutants,” “The Empty Man,” plus classics like “Casper,” “Hocus Pocus” and “Monsters Inc.” Older titles will be regularly included in listings until Hollywood’s releases become consistent again.

The Hollywood Theatre said it plans to show the 1978 horror movie “Halloween,” Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” and the 2019 animated reboot of “The Addams Family” this weekend. Oswego Cinema 7′s website lists “Halloween,” “Tenet” and “The War with Grandpa.”

AMC Theatres and Movie Tavern are also offering rentals for an entire theater. AMC says private parties cost $99 and are capped at 20 people; films can include new releases or classics like “Shrek,” “Hocus Pocus” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Upcoming movies include:

“Come Play” (new horror film from Jacob Chase) – Oct. 30“Let Him Go” (starring Kevin Costner, Diane Lane) – Nov. 6“Freaky” (Vince Vaughn is a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teen girl) – Nov. 13“The Croods: A New Age” (the sequel to the animated stone age film) – Nov. 25“Free Guy” (Ryan Reynolds as a video game character) – Dec. 11“Death on the Nile” (Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot) – Dec. 18)“Wonder Woman 1984” (Gal Gadot returns as the DC superhero) – Dec. 25“Monster Hunter” (starring Milla Jovovich) – Dec. 30

Other movies originally scheduled for a 2020 release have been delayed to 2021, including “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (March 5), the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” (March 12), the James Bond adventure “No Time to Die,” (April 2), ”A Quiet Place Part II” (April 23), Marvel’s “Black Widow” (May 7), the “Fast and Furious” sequel “F9” (May 29), “Jurassic World: Dominion” (June 10), Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” (July 2), “Candyman” (Aug. 27) and “Dune” (Oct. 21, 2021).

All release dates are tentative and subject to change due to Covid-19.

Meanwhile, some movies have shifted to online streaming or VOD releases, including “Bill and Ted Face the Music,” Disney’s “Mulan,” “Antebellum,” “Coming 2 America” (Dec. 18 on Amazon Prime), and Pixar’s “Soul” (Dec. 25 on Disney+).

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