New York movie theaters have finally reopened! Mostly!
This week, Gov. Cuomo permitted cinemas in the state outside of New York City to start screening films again starting Friday, at 25% capacity and with a maximum of 50 masked patrons.
Still, it’s a big enough step for the industry that Regal backpedaled on its plan to temporarily shutter all of its US theaters, and decided to keep 11 in New York open.
NYC may not have the movies back yet, but you can make the trek to go see one if you live in the city. Here is the closest open theater to each of the five boroughs.
For Midtown and lower Manhattan: Bow Tie Cinemas (409-415 14th St., Hoboken, NJ) — a 15-minute drive from Times Square or 23-minute bus ride, and you have to go into New Jersey. For upper Manhattan: Showcase Cinemas de Lux Cross County (2 South Drive, Yonkers, NY) — a 20-minute drive from Columbia University, or 90 minutes via train and bus.
Regal Lynbrook & RPX (321 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, NY) — a 42-minute drive from Williamsburg, or 90 minutes via several trains. AMC Roosevelt Field is equidistant for Brooklynites closer to the East River.
AMC Roosevelt Field (630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY) — a 25-minute drive from Flushing Meadows Corona Park, or 90 minutes via bus.
Showcase Cinemas de Lux Cross County (2 South Drive, Yonkers, NY) — a 15-minute drive from Grand Concourse, or 40 minutes via train and bus.
AMC Aviation 12 (1200 S. Stiles St., Linden, NJ) — a 30-minute drive from the Ferry Terminal.