8:37 AM PT -- Turns out Pete was enjoying a night off -- he did not head to 30 Rock for 'SNL,' just like almost all of the cast and crew ... due to multiple COVID cases. Safe to assume Pete was not one of the staffers who tested positive, but was staying away as a precaution.
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian are enjoying a little quality time before cameras start to roll for 'Saturday Night Live' -- going on a date night on his home turf (again) ... with none other than Scott Disick tagging along.
The couple was spotted apparently heading into a movie Saturday at the Atrium Stadium Cinemas on Staten Island -- where Pete was wearing a light-colored jacket and his blonde 'do, while Kim was in black and looking caj. PD also appeared to have a backpack on him.
Like we said, it looks like they may be heading in to watch a film ... but it's hard to tell for sure if they were coming or going. Unclear if Pete's participating in tonight's 'SNL' show.
It appears the Lord was in attendance as well ... although it's hard to say if he was third-wheeling, or if he had an entourage in tow. In any case -- Mr. Disick was in the mood for a flick too, it seems.
Interesting trio, that's for sure. Anyway, as for when Kim got into town ... sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ she touched down Friday. No word on how long she'll stick around.
As we reported ... 'SNL' is supposedly going to be pretty bare-bones tonight, as at least 4 cast members have come down with Covid -- this as cases start to spike again there in NYC. Even the musical guest, Charli XCX, announced she was pulling out at the last minute.
As tenuous as that sitch is, Pete and Kim are the exact opposite ... clearly going strong.