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Movie theaters in New Mexico to remain closed under new public health order

Ryan Laughlin
Updated: September 17, 2020 06:07 PM
Created: September 17, 2020 04:37 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Movie theaters in New Mexico will not be allowed to reopen. 

The governor amended the public health order Thursday, but it does not ease restrictions on theaters.

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The National Association of Theater Owners claims there is no evidence that shows people are transmitting COVID-19 in theaters. 

In states where theaters have reopened, safety precautions have been taken to keep customers and workers safe.

The marketing director at Flix Brewhouse believes movie theaters will be forced to close for good if the restrictions aren't lifted soon.

"It's not just us, it's going to be the Cottonwood, it's going to be the Rio," said Greg Johnson of Flix Brewhouse. "It's going to be all of us if we can't get reopened. This is a very painful situation."

Johnson is asking customers to contact the governor's office or their representatives to help get the industry back open.


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