Syracuse, N.Y. — For the first time since the state shut them down in March, movie theaters reopened in Upstate New York on Friday.
Crowds were scarce at Destiny USA, and some theaters were completely empty. Regardless, people did show up and got to see what going to the movies during a pandemic is like.
Moviegoers are asked to stay 6 feet apart from other parties while walking to their assigned seats, and the theaters are loaded with hand sanitizer dispensers. Guests and employees must wear masks at all times except when they’re seated and eating in the auditorium. Employees clean the theaters between each film. Tickets and concessions can now be purchased through an app on your cell phone to eliminate physical contact with others.
Did you go to the movies this past weekend? Will you venture out? Or are you good with streaming movies from your sofa? Take the poll:
Previous poll: Halloween is this coming Saturday. We asked readers if they’d be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters in the age of coronavirus. Nearly 41% said you’d turn out the lights and pretend no one’s home while 39% will treat Halloween as though nothing’s changed. 20% said you’d leave a bowl of candy on their front porch.
Charlie Miller is a journalist at syracuse.com and The Post-Standard. Contact him at 315-382-1984, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.