Indoor arts, entertainment venues reopen under strict guidelines

Friday was the first day shuttered entertainment venues on Long Island could finally reopen, but there are strict guidelines in place.

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2021, 10:10 AM

Updated 1,113 days ago

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Friday was the first day shuttered entertainment venues on Long Island could finally reopen, but there are strict guidelines in place.
Bob Soldak is on the Board of Directors for Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center in Oakdale. He and his patrons were thrilled to watch the actors take the stage inside once again in more than a year.
The theater is one of many indoor arts and entertainment venues now allowed to open their doors again but only at 33% capacity.
Although arts and entertainment centers are now allowed to open back up, many owners say it’s not worth it.
"We went over the number. We did the math. We weighed out our options. It just doesn't make sense for us to open at this time," says Joe Spagna, co-owner of Amityville Music Hall.
The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport is also choosing not to open, despite making changes to keep guests safe.


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