New Yorkers are heading back to theaters, everyone’s nervous – Deadline

Like a reluctant swimmer dipping his toes into the water to check the temperature, New Yorkers cautiously returned to the movies today.

Capacity was limited in theaters and many did not sell popcorn or other concessions. Social distancing was observed, masks required, and everyone got that kind of nervous excitement that comes from doing something a little bit forbidden.

Perhaps it was the presence of actor Liam Neeson, who was planning to show up at the theaters to greet fans returning to his film, The sniper. He probably avoided telling them his trademark, “I’ll find you and I’ll kill you.” Or maybe it was the dance moves of mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, who danced in joy as he marked his tickets.

But overall the vibe, as evidenced by reactions online, resembled George Costanza’s reaction to a memorable episode of Seinfeld: “Reserved jubilation.”

Some of the early feedback:

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