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Patty Jenkins: "We Could Lose Movie Theater-Going Forever"
Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 5, 2020 | Georg Szalai

Posted on 10/09/2020 7:42:26 AM PDT by EdnaMode

"If we shut this down, this will not be a reversible process," says the 'Wonder Woman 1984' director.

Director Patty Jenkins has warned that the future of cinema-going is in peril amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"If we shut this down, this will not be a reversible process," she told news agency Reuters in an interview from her home in Los Angeles. "We could lose movie theater-going forever."

Jenkins, whose Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed three times due to the coronavirus pandemic, is among top Hollywood names who have appealed to the government for financial help for cinemas.

"While theater attendance has rebounded in some countries following a global shutdown in March, the U.S. market is struggling," she said. And if more cinemas get closed after Regal owner Cineworld decided to shut its venues amid a lack of Hollywood films, the director suggested: "It could be the kind of thing that happened to the music industry, where you could crumble the entire industry by making it something that can’t be profitable."

Exhibition giants Cinemark and AMC Theatres said earlier this week that despite Cineworld's decision to close its circuit, they plan to keep their movie theaters open. AMC chairman and CEO Adam Aron said there are plenty of films to play in the weeks to come, including the Robert De Niro comedy The War With Grandpa, which 101 Studios opens Friday.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; jenkins; movies; movietheaters; pattyjenkins; wonderwoman; wonderwoman1984
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Hollywood supported the lockdowns. Can't feel sorry for them.
1 posted on 10/09/2020 7:42:26 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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Bring back Drive In theatres.


2 posted on 10/09/2020 7:44:36 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Polls are no longer designed to measure public sentiment but to influence it.)
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To: EdnaMode

I love it.


3 posted on 10/09/2020 7:44:40 AM PDT by moovova
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Boo Hoo for Hollywood. Nothing but recycled politically corrected garbage.


4 posted on 10/09/2020 7:46:07 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: EdnaMode

We lost buggy whips...and I’m still heartbroken. :)


5 posted on 10/09/2020 7:47:00 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: EdnaMode

Die, Hollywood, Die!


6 posted on 10/09/2020 7:47:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Oh, the Horrah! What would Hollyweird’s best and brightest do for a living if their industry gets wiped out?!!
7 posted on 10/09/2020 7:48:40 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: EdnaMode

Gal Gadot is hot, but I’ll take prime Lynda Carter first.

(Because they totally want me...)


8 posted on 10/09/2020 7:48:48 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EdnaMode

Jenkin’s Twitter page is full of leftist crap ....F her.


9 posted on 10/09/2020 7:48:56 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: EdnaMode

We didn’t lose much.


10 posted on 10/09/2020 7:48:59 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Have!)
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“We Could Lose Movie Theater-Going Forever”


What took them so long. The last time I went to a theater was because my wife really wanted to see War Horse. Meh. It was better at home when we streamed it a few months ago.

I really enjoyed Avatar in imax 3D. Other than the eye candy aspect, the movie sucked, though. I also saw episode 1 of star wars when it hit the theaters because I had free passes. But that’s my moviegoing history this century.

A halfway decent home theater and 55” flat screen at home is literally better than the theater experience. Why bother?

I think this lockdown is bringing a lot of changes that were waiting in the wings. The biggest one is Work From Home. That is a serious game - and culture - changer. I feel for owners of commercial real estate in cities. They are going to take a serious bath on this.


11 posted on 10/09/2020 7:49:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: EdnaMode

12 posted on 10/09/2020 7:49:08 AM PDT by DadOfFive (MAGA)
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To: EdnaMode

Leftist tyrants are figuring out that living under tyranny isn’t as much fun as they expected.


13 posted on 10/09/2020 7:49:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: EEGator

“(Because they totally want me...)”

Oh, so YOU’RE the guy they’ve been cheating on me with!


14 posted on 10/09/2020 7:49:55 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Have!)
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To: EdnaMode

Well, bye.


15 posted on 10/09/2020 7:49:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Click my screen name for an analysis on how HIllary wins next November.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

We lost buggy whips...and I’m still heartbroken. :)


That was my first thought, too.

Frankly, I’m surprised its even still around. Home Theater is miles ahead of where it was decades ago. And on-line is faster.

Things change.


16 posted on 10/09/2020 7:50:52 AM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: EdnaMode

No more $15 popcorn and $7 drinks? So sad


17 posted on 10/09/2020 7:50:55 AM PDT by Savage Rider
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To: dfwgator

If you think they are angry now, wait till they find out the shutdowns were not necessary and were only a political move to oust Trump. When Democrats say BURN IT ALL DOWN no one is spared.


18 posted on 10/09/2020 7:51:14 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: ecomcon

Agreed. Cancel Culture has destroyed humor, creativity, historical dramas. What’s left Is propaganda not worth the price of theaters and exorbitantly expensive refreshments.


19 posted on 10/09/2020 7:51:28 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: ecomcon

Nothing but recycled politically corrected garbage.
Isn’t that the truth? Hollywood hasn’t had an original plot in forever. Let them sink into the muck they helped create.


20 posted on 10/09/2020 7:51:28 AM PDT by spudville
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