Skip to comments.Patty Jenkins: "We Could Lose Movie Theater-Going Forever"
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 cant 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.
Bring back Drive In theatres.
I love it.
Boo Hoo for Hollywood. Nothing but recycled politically corrected garbage.
We lost buggy whips...and I’m still heartbroken. :)
Die, Hollywood, Die!
Gal Gadot is hot, but Ill take prime Lynda Carter first.
(Because they totally want me...)
Jenkins Twitter page is full of leftist crap ....F her.
We didn’t lose much.
“We Could Lose Movie Theater-Going Forever”
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.
Leftist tyrants are figuring out that living under tyranny isn’t as much fun as they expected.
“(Because they totally want me...)”
Oh, so YOU’RE the guy they’ve been cheating on me with!
We lost buggy whips...and Im still heartbroken. :)
Frankly, I’m surprised its even still around. Home Theater is miles ahead of where it was decades ago. And on-line is faster.
No more $15 popcorn and $7 drinks? So sad
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.
Agreed. Cancel Culture has destroyed humor, creativity, historical dramas. Whats left Is propaganda not worth the price of theaters and exorbitantly expensive refreshments.
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.
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