Global Cinema Chains Beg NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Open Theaters: “We Understand It’s Difficult”, Press Secretary Says

Global Cinema Chains Beg NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Open Theaters: “We Understand It’s Difficult”, Press Secretary Says
As the exhibition industry teeters, global cinema owners beseeched New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reopen theaters in areas of the state with low infection rates. The response was not promising.

The executive committee of the Global Cinema Federation — led by Alejandro Ramirez Magaña, CEO of Cinépolis, in a letter to the governor Wednesday, praised the state’s progress in combating Covid and listed steps exhibitors have taken to keep patrons and staff safe. “We humbly ask that you reconsider your decision to keep movie theaters in the State closed.”

The epistle (see full text below) is the latest testament to the importance of Hollywood fare to the worldwide theatrical ecosystem and the key role of the New York market. It also comes a day after the world’s biggest chain, AMC Entertainment, said it may run out of cash by year end if nothing gives. Several weeks ago, Regal
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