Editorial: Let the show go on: If virus levels stay low, movies and performances should begin again in New York

State orders to close movie theaters and live performances last March were sad but necessary as COVID rampaged through the Empire State, especially when we knew little about how the virus spread and lacked the tools to figure out who was infected.But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who pledged to let science guide reopening, has offered little justification for why venues should remain closed, beyond saying “movie theaters are not that high on the list of essentials.”Are tattoo parlors, nail salons and bowling alleys really more essential than a two-hour mental and spiritual escape? Cuomo and his …

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