Movie Theaters Waiting to Reopen Could Be Best Thing for Cinema Chains, Analyst Says

Texas and Georgia governors have announced plans to have movie theaters reopen, but theater owners might want to wait until July

As the country closes in on the third month of stay-at-home orders, some states have taken it upon themselves to begin allowing businesses, including movie theaters, to open their doors.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday gave theaters — as well as restaurants, retail stores and museums — the green light to reopen if they want. That news came the same day that theaters in Georgia were allowed to start welcoming moviegoers back.

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • • Twitter: @trey3williams