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COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed The Movie Theater, But A Lot Of Changes Are Ahead




Like everything else on this beleaguered planet, the entertainment industry has seen its unfair share of COVID-19 damage. Productions and live events ground to a halt in mid-March, leaving countless people out of work. Many expensive films were shelved indefinitely. Broadcast networks have scrambled to fill programming holes in their fall lineups. Anticipating billions in lost revenue, Hollywood looked to Congress for financial aid. Projects that resume filming, like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Jurassic World: Dominion,” must administer repeated coronavirus tests and adopt costly safety protocols.

Despite all those handicaps, movies will outlive the pandemic. What’s less certain is how the theaters that…



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