The move comes almost exactly at the one-year point after theaters closed in the state, namely on March 12, 2020.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan on Monday at a news conference.
Starting on March 5, cinemas in the Big Apple can reopen at 25% capacity or a maximum of 50 people, whichever is lower, per screening.
Seating will be in keeping with social-distancing practices and face masks will be required.
Meanwhile, cinemas in London will be allowed to reopen on May 17 under Phase 4 of the reopening plan announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Drive-in cinemas will be able to reopen on April 12, as part of Phase 3.
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