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Alamo Drafthouse took the "devastating step" of moving employees from furloughs to layoffs, a company spokesperson said in a statement shared with Austonia.

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Alamo Drafthouse founder and Executive Chairman Tim League shared that the company's theaters would be "safer than a supermarket" when they reopen, with "aggressive safety protocols, new food and beverage methods, and masks for all."

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Alamo Drafthouse will require moviegoers to wear masks when theaters reopen, although the company has not yet announced when it will open its doors.

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It seems like a simple question: When will movie theaters reopen in Austin and elsewhere, and when will we be able to see the traditional summer blockbusters?

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Following a weekslong stay-at-home period, restaurants and some other businesses will be allowed to reopen dining rooms at 25% capacity this Friday per an executive order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. But some will remain closed because the costs of reopening—and the risk of having to close again in the future—are too great.

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