Arclight Cinemas: Can the Oscars help save movie theaters
The statement that Pacific Theatres saw no financially practical course forward to resume its outlets in California — consisting of the famous Cinerama Dome in Hollywood — rippled through the show business on Monday, triggering individuals to recollect about films they had actually seen there.
The Oscars have actually constantly acted as what total up to a primetime commercial for the films, commemorating their past in addition to their present and promoting them to a worldwide audience. However while a year of pandemic-related shutdowns hasn’t moistened interest for getting away into home entertainment, it has actually put dark clouds over the future of theaters, and whether individuals fed a consistent diet plan of streaming material into their houses will be tempted out of them as easily, particularly if public-health issues about mass events and crowded indoor areas remain.
Still, if the reaction to the Arclight and Pacific news indicates anything, it’s that the movie industry is at a tenuous crossroads, giving the celebratory aspect of the awards a clearer and more urgent mission.
Whatever wins best picture this year will almost certainly have achieved its widest exposure among individuals watching on a couch, not in a theater seat. As the film business gears up for a summer and fall with considerably higher hopes than 2020 offered, reminding people not just of what they saw, however likewise what they have actually been missing out on, might be the most crucial job that these Oscars can achieve.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.