Coming attraction: Movie theaters reopen in New York, San Fran

first_imgContact Sasha Jones Theaters in some cities are opening with restrictions. (Getty, Photo Illustration by Alison Bushor for The Real Deal)Movie theaters in New York City and San Francisco have been dark for a year now, but that changes this weekend. Both big box-office markets are reopening, with some major restrictions.Theaters in both cities will be open at 25 percent capacity, adhering to pandemic guidelines for social distancing. That’s still better than Los Angeles; the cinema capital of the country remains dark.While many theaters around the country are already open, some operators are holding off. Cineworld’s Regal Entertainment Group said it will keep its more than 500 U.S. theaters closed until the studios release their big-budget productions, according to the Wall Street Journal.Disney seems to be doing just that. It is debuting “Raya and the Last Dragon” in more than 2,000 North American theaters. The company is also streaming the film, making it available to Disney+ subscribers for $30.ADVERTISEMENTSome movies have also pushed up their release date to coincide with the theater openings. The horror movie “A Quiet Place Part II” will now premiere on Memorial Day weekend, instead of its scheduled September opening.Movie operators have been upended by the pandemic, as lockdowns and Covid restrictions have left them struggling to survive. AMC Entertainment Holdings, which has 600 U.S. theaters, has repeatedly had to fend off bankruptcy. Last month, the company received a $900 million lifeline. Others have not been so fortunate. Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Holdings filed for bankruptcy Wednesday.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesRead moreStream this: Cinema chain AMC secures $900M in financingCurtains: What to do with movie theatersLights out: Regal Cinemas to suspend operations Full Name* Email Address* Tags Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateCoronavirusRetaillast_img read more

Northern SportMod special Wednesday at Southern Iowa

first_imgOSKALOOSA, Iowa – John’s Tree Service and Carter Manufacturing sponsor the $750 to win Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod special Wednesday night, April 23.Feature distance for the third annual event will be 30 laps with a pit stop at halfway. Drivers and their crews can make any repairs or changes, but can’t touch the front tires, in the allotted time.Wednesday is also opening night for the Mach-1 Sport Compacts and both divisions will be draw/redraw.Also racing will be the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. There will also be pace truck rides for kids before each feature.last_img read more