Are Movie Theaters About To Go Extinct? - IGN Now

14. okt. 2020
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With the ongoing pandemic forcing businesses around the world to shutter for good, can entire industries survive? IGN's Michael Calabro thinks so.

  • Have movie theaters re-opened where you live?

    IGNIGNPred 12 dnevi
    • Free ads for AMC, Coca-Cola and Disney.

      randomnobody playthroughrandomnobody playthroughPred 9 dnevi
    • They reopened the week regal decided to close theaters so they were for 4 days

      Brandon GraziosoBrandon GraziosoPred 10 dnevi
    • Yes.

    • No not down under and we have like single digit cases per day

      OrwhynotrandomOrwhynotrandomPred 11 dnevi
    • Yes, just recently actually. But only 25% capacity. I want to to see Tenet but I feel that would drop on VOD in a month or so.

      Eddie LopezEddie LopezPred 11 dnevi
  • We don’t need them too😢😢😢😢

    KD DollazKD DollazPred 6 dnevi
  • No movie theaters are not gonna go extinct we survived a pandemic we can survive another one and 2021 is stock full of blockbusters to entice moviegoers to feel safe and return!

    Josh Loves MoviesJosh Loves MoviesPred 6 dnevi
  • If movie theaters go extinct, that'd be an crushing blow for everybody. But, I doubt that it's going to happen. Watching movies at home is cool. But, going to a movie theater is different.

    SanAntonioian17SanAntonioian17Pred 8 dnevi
  • I feel "like" I heard the word like more than enough for the rest of my life.

    Nœrdy ThuggNœrdy ThuggPred 8 dnevi
  • I watched tenet & the new mutants in September. And, that was it. They cancelled everything else planned in November... groovy!🙄😡

    Gilbert GarcesGilbert GarcesPred 8 dnevi
  • You don't have worry about movie theaters going extinct when you have ur movie theater at home

    Alan ArzateAlan ArzatePred 9 dnevi
  • I could be wrong but i feel like Movie Theaters will become like Blockbuster, they'll survive but with half or less than half of as many location

    CD Project DankCD Project DankPred 9 dnevi
  • thats a silly question

    Almerindo NavalAlmerindo NavalPred 9 dnevi
  • Lolz I dont have to worry about that, I just need to go outside of u.s where theaters are everywhere

    unfair sanicunfair sanicPred 9 dnevi
  • Wouldn't mind seeing black widow at IMAX though tbh.

    Natty WalloNatty WalloPred 10 dnevi
  • Can't see myself going again....

    Natty WalloNatty WalloPred 10 dnevi
  • Maybe overpriced tickets and extremely overpriced concessions contributed to their demise

    Jessie AlonzoJessie AlonzoPred 10 dnevi
  • save broadway theaters

    Jason SmithJason SmithPred 10 dnevi
  • What if movie theaters like AMC streamed their blockbusters. Like do both in person for the big screen experience and online for the one's too lazy to drive.

    Brandon GerronBrandon GerronPred 10 dnevi
  • Movie Theaters will never close. I think if anything, drive-ins will resurface.

    The JudgeThe JudgePred 11 dnevi
  • Last year I went to the movies at least once a week... I miss it so much. I'm not from USA, though....

    Alberto CastilloAlberto CastilloPred 11 dnevi
  • before there where no covid 19 I used to go to the cinemas a lot those days where fun I mean it if I had the chance I will destroy all coronavirus and no more coronavirus gone forever

    emrah şimşekemrah şimşekPred 11 dnevi
  • Movie theaters were already on some kind of extinction process way before covid, so I don't know, the ice is very thin. In Germany I read that the average citizen was 1,5times per year per year, and that without the statistics Is something I clearly noticed way before covid, me as a huge cinema fan that I am, used to be there at least 3times per month, and it was mostly just me alone or a hand full of people there, while year by year the cinema was looking dirtier and forgotten.

    Elita AElita APred 11 dnevi
  • Once the election is over they will come back slowly

    gongolonggongolongPred 11 dnevi
  • I think they will go the way of drive- ins. They will still exist but will be hard to find.

    Chris DChris DPred 11 dnevi
  • Yesno.

    Ghost mustardGhost mustardPred 11 dnevi
  • I'm kinda glad movie theaters are going to extinct. I didnt have any friends to go to see one. Then its expensive 20 dollars per ticket and food and snacks over 10 dollars. I hope it dies forever. I'm surprised it still going

    MetalSonicGamerX200MetalSonicGamerX200Pred 11 dnevi
  • Yes. It’s in its death throes now. If corona would end tomorrow, theaters would still be finished. The economy is completely wrecked. Soon movie theaters will be the least of our worries.

    PsychoDieter91PsychoDieter91Pred 11 dnevi
  • What that's insane and crazy talk 😱

    Eddy MEddy MPred 11 dnevi
  • I sure as bloody hope not

    AxiomNachtFoxAxiomNachtFoxPred 11 dnevi
  • Maybe drive-in movies will be a thing again?

    Alpha SpearAlpha SpearPred 11 dnevi
  • In my state they are all still closed due to Covid. Right now I wouldn’t go back till it’s safe. I do agree converting them to a drive in would be cool

    Zev ZeroZev ZeroPred 11 dnevi
  • When WW1984 comes out i will buy tickets to go to the premiere. I am confident my local movie theatre will organize a cosplay party or a injustice 2 tournament or give me free sandwiches and posters after screening the 1st movie to build the hype. And when i seat in front of that building tall movie screen i will get the feeling again that it surpasses the 65 inches display that i have in my living room.

    M JeromeM JeromePred 11 dnevi
  • They won't go in near future, but ppl are getting so lazy that it is a possibility.

    puchoopuchooPred 11 dnevi
  • Maybe there prices will come down that would be nice

    RedEyesRedEyesPred 11 dnevi
  • I don't think the question should be about the appetite of audiences, but more about if cinema chains can afford to stay closed and be heavily in debt. A lot of cinema chains rely on concessions and with the economy as well as safety I doubt audiences will fork out as much.

    Ajay MaisuriaAjay MaisuriaPred 11 dnevi
  • Extinct no! but they will need to change, this was coming even before the virus the cinema will become less about the latest blockbuster and all about the experience, if they don't evolve then yes they will become extinct. They will need to focus less on cramming as many people into a small room to watch the latest thing and start to be about comfy seats with plenty of room in them, fresh hot food that kind of thing. Maybe doing events like Halloween marathons for all Hallows eve where they show blocks of old black and white films and next door it's the slasher block.

    permeuspermeusPred 11 dnevi
  • Except anime movie :D.

    Noob AbyssNoob AbyssPred 11 dnevi
  • No due to piracy

    MATT RMATT RPred 11 dnevi
  • If all they show are blockbusters, what do they fill the rest of their screens/schedule with? Their rent is the same whether they operate every screen all the time or just a few screens for a few hours a day. Even if production companies made more blockbusters for theaters to create "experiences," the increased supply might outpace audience demand.

    PaulPaulPred 11 dnevi
  • Literally my least movie in theatre was Endgame....

    nooby goosenooby goosePred 11 dnevi
  • I've never went to a theatre in my whole life lol

    Betel JuiseBetel JuisePred 11 dnevi
  • Lol, “Arthouse 70mm film”!

    Fenton Read-SmithFenton Read-SmithPred 11 dnevi
  • No.

    Nicholas J. Bonnie CrawfordNicholas J. Bonnie CrawfordPred 11 dnevi
  • It'll be effected but won't be extinct

    Ruben SalinasRuben SalinasPred 11 dnevi
  • I'll help by never going to the cinema again

    William LyonsWilliam LyonsPred 11 dnevi
  • I hope they dont stop, I've only ever seen like 5 movies in the cinema :(

    Nathan JamesNathan JamesPred 11 dnevi
  • Last movie what I have seen in theater was Attack of the clones at the summer 2002.

    DarthadiosDarthadiosPred 11 dnevi
  • The cinemas in New Zealand are running strong.

    Blueboiii the NerdBlueboiii the NerdPred 11 dnevi
  • No.. no they won’t

    nightbling890nightbling890Pred 11 dnevi
  • Y e s

  • Yes eventually

    Steven H.Steven H.Pred 11 dnevi
  • We don’t need movie theatre going forward. They earned a lot from us but did not give that grand experience.

    Agni BanerjeeAgni BanerjeePred 11 dnevi
  • We should make drive in theaters a thing again with safety rules a course

    gabriel diazgabriel diazPred 11 dnevi
  • So what if it does all it means we get to experience drive threw movie theaters better experience own food vintage feeling lol *looks for varsity jacket*

    eric northmaneric northmanPred 11 dnevi
  • How to make sure I have to

    Ron-j IgnacioRon-j IgnacioPred 11 dnevi
  • No.

    koelhohleokkoelhohleokPred 11 dnevi
  • No lie I went to see new mutants today, the movie was great, but the place was DEAAAD. I only seen one person working there and that was the manager

    alpha _theartistalpha _theartistPred 11 dnevi
  • Digital movies

    jerryhotwheelsjerryhotwheelsPred 11 dnevi
  • One thing I think is going to change is the theatrical exclusivity window. Expect to see movies on digital a lot sooner even while they're still on at theaters.

    Kevin SheppardKevin SheppardPred 11 dnevi
  • Cinemas are dead. Even if coronavirus ends, we've learnt so much about droplets people won't want to be stuck in a room with people's disgusting aerosolized droplets around them.

    Muzi TshabalalaMuzi TshabalalaPred 11 dnevi
  • Movie theaters really just aren't trying. Like no one is stopping amc from throwing up a big white sheet and having a drive in experience like every Friday they have the parking space like why not

    Derek KirkDerek KirkPred 11 dnevi
  • I sincerely hope not! How else will I get the ideal experience when seeing movies like Dragon Ball Super: Broly or Avengers: Endgame!

    David Sprague [DragonMan64]David Sprague [DragonMan64]Pred 11 dnevi
  • Are movie theatres going extinct? Yes, they are going through a very tough time and you can blame covid for that. I saved you some time

    Shaurya Kumar GautamShaurya Kumar GautamPred 11 dnevi
  • Cineplex is going out of business. Google for how much debt they have.

    Cole PCole PPred 11 dnevi
  • Holy like bro

    Joe MarsigliaJoe MarsigliaPred 11 dnevi
  • But wat about a quiet place part 2 😭

    Daniel RodriguezDaniel RodriguezPred 11 dnevi
    • The cinema is a quiet place now

      Real GamerReal GamerPred 11 dnevi
  • hard to feel sad about this when everytime I go theres always a distraction and annoying people

    jjt123093jjt123093Pred 11 dnevi
  • The return of the Drive-In!

    Oliver QueenOliver QueenPred 11 dnevi
  • of course not numb nutz we are in a pandemic. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    M CM CPred 11 dnevi
  • even if movie theatres go extinct the legacy of the theatre will go on forever

    OhimarkOhimarkPred 12 dnevi
  • This actually gives me hope. :)

    velociraptor4youvelociraptor4youPred 12 dnevi
  • They allready became extinct the moment i got a 85" OLED

    NekminuteNekminutePred 12 dnevi
    • Fellow OLED owner here - Movie theater picture quality at least here in the UK is absolute garbage even so called '4K IMAX' releases.

      Valk.Valk.Pred 9 dnevi
  • If they do, say goodbye to big budget films.

    Patrick LangePatrick LangePred 12 dnevi
  • Stay home and prevent the spread of Covid 19! End of story! No wonder America is screwed lmao 😂

    JustinJustinPred 12 dnevi
  • Movie theaters have been my escape the last few years and I just don’t get the joy watching movies from home like I do in the theaters.

    BannedOnTVBannedOnTVPred 12 dnevi
  • Yes😃

    Fabino Da ChoegoFabino Da ChoegoPred 12 dnevi
  • Depends of the movie. Summer movie. Only the tops one.

    Francois ZaldivarFrancois ZaldivarPred 12 dnevi
  • There should be a law passed to protect them

    Kynon Ardoin IIKynon Ardoin IIPred 12 dnevi
  • I hope not, I love going to the movies ❤️

    solterohugosolterohugoPred 12 dnevi
  • Seriously doubt they'll go out. People crave the raving sensation of the audience, whether it's to hear the chants and cheers or to be there in the sadder moments. It's an experience that no one wants to go away, there are people who would rather be alone and that's ok. But to be there as a whole, with the audience, that is something everyone wants to be apart of. It just hits 10x better when you know everyone is in sync with what they are seeing on screen. You feel apart of something big and its hella fun knowing people you'll possibly never meet again are in unison with their thoughts in that single moment.

    MtnD0MtnD0Pred 12 dnevi
  • *Is that Jimmy Fallon in disguise??*

    Steady CuzzinSteady CuzzinPred 12 dnevi
  • Why not open the drive in movie theaters again?

    King DavidKing DavidPred 12 dnevi
  • No won’t let it!

    EpyonwingsEpyonwingsPred 12 dnevi
  • I hope not, I mean where else am I supposed to throw popcorn 2 lanes down and blame the guy next to me

    James WankuJames WankuPred 12 dnevi
  • You keep saying you will only go to see a Blockbuster, yet I keep thinking about going to an old Blockbuster DVD store.

    Jeremy ThelenJeremy ThelenPred 12 dnevi
  • Thats a guarantee ! I've literally seen 80% of the movies that have come out in the past 5 years. I do theatre patron censuses for all of Toronto GTA movie theaters and with the exception of the odd blockbuster. The seats are 90% empty on average. Toronto is the 4th Largest city in North America. (3.6 million) Not sure how other major cities are stacking up but it's sad. 🙁🙁🙁

    Mr. KissMr. KissPred 12 dnevi
  • Just send all the future movies to hbo max

    Ultimate Gamerfan83Ultimate Gamerfan83Pred 12 dnevi
  • Bro we’re still in a pandemic

    shadowplay95 ___shadowplay95 ___Pred 12 dnevi
  • I do hope that they make a come back eventually. I didn't frequent them much, but sometimes depending upon the film, there's nothing like that gigantic screen just throwing stuff at your face. At least I have the fond teenage memories of gathering with my friends to watch a Midnight movie. This I do miss.

    Vicarious GamerVicarious GamerPred 12 dnevi
  • I think in the future there will be less movie theaters but they will be larger and the ticket price will go up considerably. but imagine a screen 4x the size of the largest IMAX

    AnorakNordAnorakNordPred 12 dnevi
  • They should drop ticket prices for a few years to incentivize going.

    Oh Aww GeezOh Aww GeezPred 12 dnevi
    • It will be the other way around the prices will go up to makeup for the less people going to see movies and the cost of maintain the building and minum staff...

      Jack SaatJack SaatPred 12 dnevi
  • It is possible to not start out EVERY video by telling people how shitty this year has been. Maybe spread some positivity and up your journalistic jargon a bit.

    Sweater DaySweater DayPred 12 dnevi
  • Disney & Warner will open their own theaters & charge other studios~!

    TonyGMichaelTonyGMichaelPred 12 dnevi
  • I went to go see Akira in 4K at IMAX a week ago it was freaking amazing and guess what there were only like 10 people in the whole theater lol

    Shane LambertShane LambertPred 12 dnevi
  • I want to see drive in movie theaters make a big come back now...

    Sweet LewSweet LewPred 12 dnevi
  • No they wont

    Troy AndrewTroy AndrewPred 12 dnevi
  • There's going to be an economic after the pandemic! Movie theaters, restaurants, bars, clubs are going to survive and will probably be tough to get into. I bet we're going to see movie over-perform post-pandemic too...

    Rudie ObiasRudie ObiasPred 12 dnevi
  • Mmm, how about a movie theater were people can smoke weed and get high. 💨

    Roger StrykerRoger StrykerPred 12 dnevi
  • People need to get laid, they need to go on dates, movie theaters will be ok. Just give us Avatar 2, 3, r, 5, 6 and the remake of the 1st one.

    Roger StrykerRoger StrykerPred 12 dnevi
    • Wth? Lol we dont need dates, just go alone like you shouldve been doing.

      MetalSonicGamerX200MetalSonicGamerX200Pred 11 dnevi
  • What the heck is this guy talking about.

    luciano Baptistaluciano BaptistaPred 12 dnevi
  • I vote for drive-in movies to avoid spreading covid. every cinema has a parking or they could find a way idk

    SM Dubs & moreSM Dubs & morePred 12 dnevi
  • Tbh they are over priced so rather just stay home

    Target 2001Target 2001Pred 12 dnevi
  • Movie theaters should become more specialized and more willing to show multiple formats in more locations i.e. more imax 70 mm more incentive to push those black and white formats a la Logan

    Ramah JonesRamah JonesPred 12 dnevi