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Texas Allows Movie Theaters to Reopen on Friday

Texas Allows Movie Theaters to Reopen on Friday

Texas Allows Movie Theaters to Reopen on Friday

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that movie theaters will be allowed to reopen on Friday, May 1. Cinemas, restaurants, retailers, and malls would have to operate at a 25% capacity said, Abbot.

However, movie theater chains like AMC and Cinemark may stay closed due to studios not having any releases yet. The earliest new movie is Tenet which is slated for July 17. Regardless of the safety measures in place, with no new movies to show, the decision to stay close is the most feasible.

Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp had previously announced that movie theaters in the state can reopen with safety procedures in place. But movie theaters have chosen to reopen on their own timeline.

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Movie theaters are part of phase one of reopening. Phase two reopens barber shops, hair salons, bars, and gym, which can reopen in Texas until mid-May.

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