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New York theaters are going to open. Now will anyone show up?

February 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 23: People walk outside the AMC Empire 25 movie theater in Times Square as the city continues the re-opening efforts following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on December 23, 2020 in New York City. The pandemic has caused long-term repercussions throughout the tourism and entertainment industries, including temporary and permanent closures of historic and iconic venues, costing the city and businesses billions in revenue. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that movie theaters would reopen in New York City next month, welcome news for an industry that has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic for nearly a year.

New York (CNN Business)Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that movie theaters would reopen in New York City next month, welcome news for an industry that has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic for nearly a year.

New York has long been one of the most important markets for movie theaters.

With it reopening for business, studios may be more inclined to release big films that theaters desperately need to lure in customers.

Bock said that the next two months -- March and April -- will be the "true testing ground for audiences. " If consumer confidence is high enough," he added, the industry may get its "ultimate wish" — a summer movie season.

And just because New York is reopening its theaters doesn't mean that studios will stop postponing their films.

But the pandemic isn't over just because New York is opening movie theaters.

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