Coronavirus Closes Earth, Effective Today







After Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation that public gatherings of over 250 people be cancelled, and then Mayor Eric Garcetti’s city-wide directive of limiting public visitors to no more than 50 people in any government owned property, the entertainment industry is being hit hard. All theme parks in California except for LEGOland have closed. This includes Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Universal Studios Hollywood (USH), Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld, Six Flags Magic Mountain and California’s Great America. USH has stated the planned reopening date is March 28 and Great America is delaying their opening of season until April 4. All other shuttered parks have closed until the end of the month.


All LA museums and the LA Zoo are also closed through the end of the month.


Movie theaters remain open but some have reduced ticket availability by half to limit how many people may attend. Not that it matters, as the industry overall is seeing a massive decline amidst the virus fears. Some theaters with an online streaming component like AMC have released special offers for those who would rather stay home and stream a movie. Hulu is also planning to release the new Pete Davidson vehicle, “Big Time Adolescence,” a week early to capitalize on everyone staying home.