As movie theaters up and down the East Coast brace for the possible financial impact of Hurricane Irene, Broadway is also feeling it.
According to a press release from Disney Theatrical productions, "all performances of 'The Lion King' at the Minskoff Theatre and 'Mary Poppins' at the New Amsterdam Theatre Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th are cancelled due to Hurricane Irene."
On Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a press conference that officials will consider evacuating low-lying areas such as Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn; Far Rockaway and Broad Channel in Queens; some areas in Staten Island; and Battery Park City in Manhattan
Disney Theatrical Productions said they made the decision to cancel the performances "in the interest of its patrons’ and staff’s safety following the announcement of the impending suspension of MTA and Metro North service.
Tickets will be refunded at the original point of purchase.
Update 5:00 p.m. – According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clearview Cinemas will be shutting all of its 57 theaters on Saturday and Sunday because of the hurricane. The theaters are located from Philadelphia to New York City.
“Out of concern for the safety of our guests and staff, all Clearview Cinemas will be closed on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th," said a statement from the company. "We plan to reopen on Monday August 29th. Wishing you and your family a very safe weekend."
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The Show Must Go On... but not today... Lion King...take a break.
Been through a lot of hurricanes. What happened in N.O LA. was that the levy broke. The actual storm hit Mississippi the hardest. Irene isn't even a major storm. just relax,play cards,board games. Crank up the generators,plug in the fans or small window units(a.c.) This is more media hype then is needed, tell us more about where Oblama is hiding, maybe with Qudaffi?
Why do you have to bring The President into it? There have already been 4 deaths in VA so there is obviously something to it.
Newsflash: broadway in general has cancelled their shows for this weekend, not just disney shows.
Thank you, I don't know why Disney shows were singled out. This article certainly read like a Disney ad.
To all of you on the East coast stay safe but when they tell you to leave (mandatory or not) GET THE F OUT!
just b safe all
Better safe than sorry can u say " KATRINA" ....onlysayin............................
New Orleans survived Katrina. It was the Army Corps of Engineers that killed the city with it's shoddy, low bid workmanship on the levees dear.
Of course, Katrina did kill the rest of the Gulf Coast from LA to Florida.
Keeping those in the path of the hurricane in prayers tonight.
"Dear Lord... please save us from the horrible hurricane that you sent..."
Ok as far as hurricanes go i never really care unless they do some real damage BUT IRENE NOW YOU"VE TAKEN THINGS TO FAR!!!
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yall are dumb
How about you stand outside all night and let us know how you make out "riding out the storm". Just an idea. You say we are dumb...We would be dumb to not take precaution. If it were you being hit by a hurricane you would be the first one in line for a free handout and help while yelling that no one was doing enough!
99% of the time hurricanes are just heavy thunderstorms. I lived through three direct hits in a single year; it just rained a lot and was a bit windy. Not a big deal.
I want to see Irene take a dump.
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