I think it’s interesting to review a typical theater chain’s “coronavirus notice” back in March 2020, with progressive entries (like a blog) March 12 (Thursday), 13, and 16. Landmark tried to implement a policy of 50% seating on March 14, and decided on March 16 to close March 17.
This notice shows how suddenly and unexpected the lockdown hit most service and performing arts businesses. Most of the owners and investors say they had no idea that could even happen for the reason given at the time, to “flatten the curve”. The same goes for restaurants and bars.