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    Florida banned the sell of alcoholic bars, Texas has closed bars and restaurants, parts of California is rolling back their reopening.
    I’m starting to doubt movie theaters opening at all this year. This virus is now rising in 32 states, last week it was only 24 states, next week it will probably be up in 40 states. Sorry to say, at this point in time we are in a worse situation than March and April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtupper View Post
    Same. And I'd bet Disney announces a Mulan delay later this morning.
    Yep, Disney just announced Mulan is delayed until August 21
    Last edited by luprki; 06-26-2020 at 09:51 PM.

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    It's going to get delayed again.

    I don't think theatrical movies are coming back until (or unless) an effective vaccine is deployed. 2021 at the earliest.

    Basically, 2020 has been cancelled. I wish I could go into cryo-stasis for the next year.
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    Yeah. That had to be about the safest prediction in history.

    One thing I've not seen anything written about yet is the Federal Pandemic Employment Compensation (perhaps better known as the "Extra $600 A Week In Unemployment Act) expiration. As it stands now, it will end July 25th. Just under a month from now.

    And it looks like there are NO movies coming out, and next to no theaters opening, before then.

    SO, if it doesn't get extended, and I cannot stress this enough, many movie theater employees will be forced to go find new jobs.

    It's not politics. It's economics.

    Going from making far more than you're used to down to making 66% (or less) of your previous paycheck, well.

    Lots of folks simply can't live off that.

    So. Theater employees go find new jobs to make more money.

    Time passes.

    Someday in the far and wonderful future, a vaccine is found.

    Those employees? They've moved on. When it comes to their lives working at theaters, they're done.

    So, yeah. The theaters open. But they probably won't have the staff (or enough of the staff) to, um...

    Staff them.

    And then what?

    I'm reminded of that Jim Morrison lyric. "The future's uncertain, and the end is always near."

    Let it roll, baby. Roll.

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    Yep, Disney just announced Milan is delayed until August 21

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtupper View Post
    Those employees? They've moved on. When it comes to their lives working at theaters, they're done.

    So, yeah. The theaters open. But they probably won't have the staff (or enough of the staff) to, um...

    Staff them.

    And then what?
    Well... I'm sure the world will make more high school students looking for jobs. The guy who services the digital projectors is really the only skilled worker they need, and I don't know if cineplexes even have them in-house.

    Quote Originally Posted by willtupper View Post
    I'm reminded of that Jim Morrison lyric. "The future's uncertain, and the end is always near."

    Let it roll, baby. Roll.
    All night long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willtupper View Post
    Those employees? They've moved on. When it comes to their lives working at theaters, they're done.

    So, yeah. The theaters open. But they probably won't have the staff (or enough of the staff) to, um...

    Staff them.

    And then what?

    I'm reminded of that Jim Morrison lyric. "The future's uncertain, and the end is always near."

    Let it roll, baby. Roll.
    Have you seen who works at movie theaters? Its usually high school/college students and/or retired old people. There will always be people in those demographics looking for easy work and it doesnt take much to train a person to work. Seasonal work is a thing for many industries (Halloween for example and Christmas when companies ramp up temp/contract work). Its really not that hard to bring in people fast and get them up to speed. Most of the people that you mention have moved on are really just sitting at home doing nothing but collecting an unemployment check and would gladly go back to work at the theater if they could

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    Yeah. Our movies it's teens and collage students also most of the time. The older adults art behind the snack bar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtupper View Post
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    Someday in the far and wonderful future, a vaccine is found.

    Those employees? They've moved on. When it comes to their lives working at theaters, they're done.

    So, yeah. The theaters open. But they probably won't have the staff (or enough of the staff) to, um...

    Staff them.

    And then what?

    ...
    Sort of assumes that the chains that own the theaters are caught completely flat footed and that theaters are back to full capacity as soon as a vaccine is a reality, no?

    What are the odds that even part of that actually happens? Never mind all of it happening in some sort of a "Perfect Storm..." that will hobble theater operation.
    Last edited by numberthirty; 06-28-2020 at 05:10 PM.

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    California Governor Gavin Newsom just order bars in most of the state to close again. There is a very little chance that movie theaters opening the rest of the year in California, Texas and Florida.

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    TENET is still scheduled for August 12th in theaters only. I’ll be very surprised if this happens.

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    California is back on shutdown. All non essentials were ordered closed yesterday.
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    Amusingly, one of the other things that was specifically ordered to be shut down was protesting.

    Drive in movies can make a comeback, I still say.
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    The studios aren’t interested in Drive-In, because they can’t bring in enough money.
    Tenet, if open in August will be a failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luprki View Post
    TENET is still scheduled for August 12th in theaters only. I’ll be very surprised if this happens.
    Just posted this in the box office thread"

    Tenet delayed indefinitely

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