Make our voices heard! It's time to open the Movie Theaters!

Make our voices heard! It's time to open the Movie Theaters!

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Tiffany Ely started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

This petition is written in an attempt to prove to our Governor just how ESSENTIAL our local movie theatres are to our community! I am the owner of a local, family owned movie theatre in Corning NY,  Since March 16th 2020 The Corning Palace Theatre has been forced to close our doors due to the global pandemic. In an effort to help keep everyone safe and healthy we have followed all state and federal guidelines and despite the financial hit we have remained closed. At the end of June 2020 we were promised to be able to open our doors with phase 4 businesses but unfortunately we were denied this right being told we were " least essential" and high risk. While we can certainly understand being cautious in this time it has now been almost 6 months and we are still not allowed to open our doors. We are frustrated, angry, and quite frankly worried of what might happen to our small hometown theatre if we are not allowed to open, AND SOON! We are asking that you take a few moments out of your day to please sign our petition. Show our Governor that we are no more risky than sitting in a restaurant, going to a grocery store or going bowling! Let him know that although we may not be " essential" to everyone and we are a luxury industry that we are Essential to those of us that rely on this business to feed our families. We are a place where people can connect with one another and we are in desperate need of finding common ground now more than ever. We have done our part and complied with all the safety guidelines and we promise to make your movie going experience the safest and cleanest possible. Please help us spread the word...it's time to let us open!! 

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