Theaters and bowling alleys along with casinos and other entertainment venues were given the go-ahead by the state to reopen Monday after a “pause” to stop the spread of covid-19.
However, masks must be worn at all times, meaning all indoor consumption of food and drinks are banned.
A measure that is financially unviable, according to owners of theaters and bowling alleys in metro Detroit.
Movie theaters have been among those hit hardest by the pandemic and related shutdown orders.
Movie theaters typically make half or more of their revenue at the concession stand, which boasts a profit margin of about 80 percent.
Each theater will be limited to 20 people at the time, while parties not from the same household must be spaced apart by at least 6 feet.