Skip to comments.Theater Owners Chief Blames ‘No Time to Die’ Delay on Gov. Cuomo
Posted on 10/04/2020 7:37:31 PM PDT by EdnaMode
John Fithian, head of the National Association of Theatre Owners, believes that the main stumbling block preventing movie theaters from rebounding is Gov. Andrew Cuomos decision to keep cinemas closed indefinitely. Thats robbing studios of a major market to show their films, Fithian argues, which may jeopardize the release of upcoming blockbusters such as Wonder Woman 1984 and Pixars Soul. In an interview with Variety, the theater businesss top lobbyist urged studios to keep releasing movies during the pandemic and warned that the industry faces financial ruin without government assistance.
No Time to Die has delayed its release until 2021. What impact will that have on the exhibition industry?
The Bond franchise is very important to exhibition, so we were disappointed with the move. The failure of Gov. Cuomo to allow movie theaters to reopen anywhere in his state was a principal, if not exclusive, cause of the Bond move. If New York remains closed to theater operations, other movies scheduled for 2020 will move as well. And I just dont understand it. I know the governor has done a fantastic job combatting the virus. I know hes got some increases of infections in some limited areas in the state. But restaurants in New York are open, gyms are open, churches are open, indoor dining is being offered. Our recommendation, our urgent plea, is for Gov. Cuomo to allow movie theaters to reopen in the portions of the state that arent having spikes in the virus. There are now only two states that are entirely closed to moviegoing New York and New Mexico.
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What universe is this guy living in? Talk about sucking up.
They should consider it an honor to go bankrupt as part of Cuomo’s futile attempt to undermine Donald Trump.
The BooHoo Girl has The Sadz for widdle Brent here...
In the movie Bond is married, and the new 007 makes Shirley Hemphill seem attractive.
Correction: The BooHoo Girl has The Sadz for widdle John Fithian here...
The era of movie theaters is over.
I have wondered if, in the Netflix era, the streaming era, if movie theaters still have a significant place in the release of movies to the public.
I am not convinced that girl is actually sad...I think she is faking it!
“No Time to Die” trailer:
They also delayed the new Conjuring film.
We used to go see all Bond movies in the theater, the first week. We have no desire to see 00-Woke.
So, “No Time To Die” was delayed, killing some movie theaters, because of Cuomo’s, “Die, businesses, die!” policies.
There’s no end to the people the Left is willing to destroy in an attempt to hurt the Best president....EVER!!!
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