We have spoken on many occasions about the problems that the cinematographic exhibition sector is going through due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Movie theaters around the world have been temporarily closed, permanently closed, or operated at negligible capacity for the past year, wreaking economic havoc on all layers. The industry seems to be looking to “greener pastures” like the streaming market, but some filmmakers like Christopher Nolan or James Cameron they continue to show their support for the cinema in the cinema.
This week, the health situation in Los Angeles County, California, has relaxed enough for the region to leave the extreme risk zone, which has allowed the authorization to the cinemas to reopen their doors.
As collected Indie Wire, Christopher Nolan, director of films such as Tenet, Dunkirk or Origin, has attended the first room AMC Theaters in Burbank to enjoy the first sessions projected at the facilities.
Nolan has been one of many filmmakers who have shown their full support for the exhibition industry during this crisis. He fought for Tenet to be released in theaters, although in the United States the film failed to perform or “below acceptable minimums”, although abroad it did work somewhat better. Certainly, we hope that the situation will gradually improve around the world and that the sectors that have been most affected can safely return to normalcy.
Do you think conventional cinema will return to normal in 2021?