movie theater updates

Movie theaters are in trouble right now, but there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday, Pfizer Inc. announced its COVID-19 vaccine could be 90 percent effective, and while nothing is written in stone yet, that’s the best news regarding a potential vaccine we’ve heard yet. And if the vaccine is effective, and its distribution successful, experts predict movie theaters might be able to reopen sooner rather than later in 2021.

As a result, the CEO of IMAX is calling the news a “game-changer.” However, we’re not out of the woods yet. In the meantime, struggling chain AMC is launching a Private Theatre Rentals program while Regal is shutting down its remaining New York and Los Angeles locations.

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movie theaters suing to reopen

Today in “We’re probably all doomed” news: movie theater giants AMC, Regal, and Cinemark are taking the state of New Jersey to court, claiming a First Amendment right to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. You know – that deadly pandemic that appears to be getting worse, and not better? Yeah, that one. Theater owners claim that if churches are now allowed to reopen in NJ again, movie theaters should be granted the same consideration.

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