NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nearly five months after Westchester County and Long Island theaters reopened , New York City movie theaters welcomed back audiences Friday. Theaters can reopen at 25% capacity, with no more than 50 people per screen at a time. Masks and social distancing are required, except when eating or drinking, and seats will be pre-assigned. READ MORE: Opening Day For Movie Theaters In New York - Except For The Big Apple As CBS2’s John Dias reported, the popcorn was popped and the soda was flowing. Some things felt the same at many theaters again for a pastime countless have missed. “Just the experience of getting out of the house and doing something else, being around other people,” Manhattan resident Lars Dewenter told Dias. It’s been almost a year since statewide COVID restrictions shut down movie theaters. Mostly all have since been lifted, but the city was last. So most New Yorkers have been forced to stream movies at home. “Watching at home by … [Read more...] about New York City Movie Theaters Reopen After Nearly A Year Of COVID Restrictions
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"A fearlessly clear composed and choreographic abstraction of social relations, using very concrete building blocks - slum architecture, football rules, cooking, the weight of human bodies - to construct a field of tensions, as stable as it is nervous, between a type of ascetic emancipation and dystrophic regression," the jury said about the only Vietnamese entry in the festival. Bao, an independent and first-time filmmaker, expressed his gratitude to the crew of ‘Vi’ after earning the award. "The memories I have of the time we made the movie, they are all treasures. I am happy to have people by my side. Each of us is a part of the movie." A still from "Vi" (Taste). Photo courtesy of Berlinale. The film depicts a slum in Ho Chi Minh City, where a Nigerian footballer moves in with four middle-aged Vietnamese women after his team is liquidated. Bao got the idea for the film years ago based on his memories of seeing black men in buses while going to school. It … [Read more...] about Vietnamese movie earns Special Jury Award at Berlinale
Following the very first 2018 edition of The Michelin Guide dedicated to Bangkok, Michelin today announces the extension of The Michelin Guide’s reach to Phuket and Phang-nga, with a new 2019 edition: The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket, and Phang-nga 2019, to be released at the end of 2018 – featuring Thailand’s vibrant food cities with a wealth of accommodation options in one single guidebook.Bangkok’s inner zone and its vicinity provinces – i.e. Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Prakan – will also be substantially covered in this new edition. According to Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the Michelin Guides, this year, apart from Bangkok, The Michelin Guide has explored new territories in the South of Thailand, in search of the finest restaurants and hotels. Thrilled by the culinary and hospitality scene of Phuket, which offers unique and fascinating characteristics as it consists of a blend of various different cultural … [Read more...] about Launch of Michelin Guide of Bangkok, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2019
The countdown is now ticking as the pieces click together for next year’s election – the first since the Thai army took control in a peaceful coup in May 2014, ousting the elected Yingluck Shinawatra government. Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngarm has presented the clearest political timeline yet that will lead to a general election on February 24, 2019, the appointment of the next prime minister and the forming of a new government two months after that. Wissanu has clearly laid out all the steps on the roadmap which will lead to a new, elected Thai government. Wissanu said the Election Commission will announce a promulgation of the Royal Decree for the election of members of the parliament between December 16-27 simultaneously to be accompanied by the lifting of political restrictions by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). Thai PBS reports that, according to this timeline, the charter-mandated law for the election of MPs will come into force on December 11 requiring the … [Read more...] about The 2019 election clock is revealed
PHOTO: A Thai Airways Airbus A380 Qatar Airways is the world’s best airline in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Last year’s winner Singapore Airlines, has been relegated to second place. Asian airlines have taken six of the top ten spots with Thai Airways, despite their local woes, just sneaking into the Top Ten. The Skytrax awards are the most prestigious in the business, voted for by travellers. Qatar Airways has also won the Skytrax top award in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011. Qatar Airways also won World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East. Qantas Airways nabbed number 8 on the list, after failing to make the top 10 in 2019. Singapore Airlines also won key awards including World’s Best Cabin Crew, World’s Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World’s Best First Class Seat. AirAsia won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline topping off a stellar win for Asian airlines this year. Lufthansa was the only European airline … [Read more...] about Thai Airways sneaks into Top Ten. Skytrax World’s Best Airlines Awards 2019.