The U.S. is still living through a pandemic that we have no viable means of currently combatting, other than keeping our distances from one another by largely staying homebound and avoiding places where large groups of people congregate, like movie theatres. But governors in various states have already expressed their intentions to open theatres back up for business in coming weeks.
In response to the countrywide lockdown and ongoing theatre closures, film studios like Universal and Disney made the judicious decision to simply make films that were once meant for theatrical releases available via digital platforms, which quickly prompted the National Association of Theatre Owners to cry foul because its members had no way of being in on the moneymaking process. In the midst of the debate over whether Hollywood’s on the brink of a massive tectonic shift, questions have been raised as to whether theatergoers themselves are actually chomping at the bit to flock to theatres in the very near future.
We want to hear how you really feel about all of this. Beyond your desire the see the latest big budget movie for the sake of sheer nerd-dom, is going to a theatre right now something you’re actually interested in, given how covid-19 is spread from person to person? Or is your desire to see the next instalment of [Franchise of Your Choice] enough to convince you to mask up, head to the lobby, and take in a picture show?