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With congressional support, what are the prospects for movie theaters?

Dec 21, 2020
Ticket sales have been dismal this year, and studios are delaying their releases.
A sparse crowd waits for the show to start at a movie theater in Las Vegas. Attendance has been way down in 2020.
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How this independent movie theater reopened for in-person screenings

Nov 30, 2020
Individual donations and corporate philanthropy have helped the Belcourt’s bottom line.
Seats roped off for social distancing inside one of the Belcourt Theatre’s screening rooms in Nashville.
Courtesy of the Belcourt Theater

What happens to consumer spending next in the stop-and-go COVID-19 economy?

Nov 5, 2020
It doesn't look good, considering the pandemic is still raging and there's no additional federal relief yet.
A man waits for his lunch order at relatively empty Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles in June.
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Can big-screen cinemas be saved?

Nov 3, 2020
AMC Theatres, reporting a brutal quarterly loss in revenues, turn to studios for a deal to stay afloat.
A worker at a reopened AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in August.
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For $100, you can get a movie theater for just you and your quarantine pod

Oct 29, 2020
About a third of Alamo Drafthouse’s revenue is coming from private rentals, while many people are wary of sitting next to strangers.
Moviegoers watch a film at a reopened AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in August. While theaters are reopening, dragging box office numbers are spooking studios.
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With fewer coming attractions, more cinemas are closing

Oct 5, 2020
Straight to video might be the only way studios can do business for a while.
A Regal Cinemas movie theater stands closed in Manhattan last month. The movie theater chain's parent company Cineworld announced it would close theaters in the U.S. and U.K. temporarily.
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Reopening movie theaters face 2 questions

Aug 20, 2020
Will audiences feel safe returning? And what will theaters show?
A customer purchases popcorn at a reopened movie theater in Las Vegas last week. Will audiences feel safe enough to return in droves?
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An independent movie theater operator facing 'great unknowns'

Apr 16, 2020
The Belcourt Theatre might be closed, but for its Executive Director Stephanie Silverman, the work goes on.
The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, is closed to audiences because of COVID-19.
Photo by Tom Gatlin courtesy of the Belcourt Theatre

Netflix hasn't killed the box office

Apr 9, 2019
Global box office revenue is at an all-time high despite the narrative that streaming services, like Netflix, make going out to the movies obsolete.
Global box office revenue is at an all-time high despite the narrative that streaming services, like Netflix, make going out to the movies obsolete.
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Another movie ticket subscription business tries to make it in Hollywood

Aug 1, 2018
The MoviePass competitor set its sights on the American market ... and they're not backing down.
Screenshots from the Sinemia app.
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