Nothing in L.A. County is as dangerous as moviegoing – or so you’d think from the pandemic restrictions that have kept theatres shut for the past year.
L.A. County said last week it’s moved now to “essentially align with the state,” giving a new lease on life to many businesses — but still leaving exhibitors out in the cold along with new films like WB’s THE LITTLE THINGS (pictured – Denzel Washington).
California’s biggest change allows L.A. County to again allow outdoor dining. California’s restaurants lobbied hard to restore patio eating & drinking. Now with COVID-19 stats starting to improve and vaccinations finally beginning to roll out – albeit on a slow and poorly managed basis in L.A. – restaurants are able to get back in action. Also good to go (with restrictions): hotels, hair & nail salons, gyms, zoos, aquariums & museums. And packed airlines are still flying!
Movie theatres, apparently, aren’t lobbying or it hasn’t worked. It’s amazing either way because where would L.A. be without the economic boost it gets from the film industry? And where would California politicians be without Hollywood’s dependable campaign contributions?