Despite being given the OK to reopen their doors, San Francisco movie theaters will remain closed.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the California and Nevada chapter of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO CV/NV) said San Francisco theaters have elected to remain closed due to a ban on the sale of concessions.
Additionally, limits on seating capacity also are a concern for theaters in the area, one of the nation’s largest moviegoing markets.
“While NATO of CA/NV and its members are grateful that San Francisco city officials are reopening theaters in the city, their proposed solution makes it economically impossible for our members to reopen and significantly limits the moviegoing experience for our audiences,” the chapter said in a statement.
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