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Provider: Independent.ie
Categories: Movies

Cinema is on the brink of collapse – here’s why we should care

Cinemas, it seems, are on the endangered list. Undercut in recent years by online streamers such as Netflix, they have been dealt a heavy body blow by Covid-19, which has closed multiplexes across the globe and may yet prove their undoing. This week, the World Health Organisation said that the coronavirus may be with us for good, and even if social distancing only lasts another year or two, that might be enough to fatally undermine the basic cinema distribution model. Playing films in quarter-full auditoriums doesn’t make economic sense.