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?

    IGNIGN8 hari yang lalu
    • Free ads for AMC, Coca-Cola and Disney.

      randomnobody playthroughrandomnobody playthrough5 hari yang lalu
    • They reopened the week regal decided to close theaters so they were for 4 days

      Brandon GraziosoBrandon Grazioso6 hari yang lalu
    • Yes.

      JBIRD FILMSJBIRD FILMS7 hari yang lalu
    • Yeah but Im not going to risk dying to see a damn film

      Charles BrownCharles Brown7 hari yang lalu
    • No not down under and we have like single digit cases per day

      OrwhynotrandomOrwhynotrandom7 hari yang lalu
  • We don’t need them too😢😢😢😢

    KD DollazKD Dollaz2 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Movies2 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    SanAntonioian17SanAntonioian174 hari yang lalu
  • I feel "like" I heard the word like more than enough for the rest of my life.

    Nœrdy ThuggNœrdy Thugg4 hari yang lalu
  • I watched tenet & the new mutants in September. And, that was it. They cancelled everything else planned in November... groovy!🙄😡

    Gilbert GarcesGilbert Garces4 hari yang lalu
  • You don't have worry about movie theaters going extinct when you have ur movie theater at home

    Alan ArzateAlan Arzate5 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Dank5 hari yang lalu
  • thats a silly question

    Almerindo NavalAlmerindo Naval5 hari yang lalu
  • Lolz I dont have to worry about that, I just need to go outside of u.s where theaters are everywhere

    unfair sanicunfair sanic6 hari yang lalu
  • Wouldn't mind seeing black widow at IMAX though tbh.

    Natty WalloNatty Wallo6 hari yang lalu
  • Can't see myself going again....

    Natty WalloNatty Wallo6 hari yang lalu
  • Maybe overpriced tickets and extremely overpriced concessions contributed to their demise

    Jessie AlonzoJessie Alonzo6 hari yang lalu
  • save broadway theaters

    Jason SmithJason Smith6 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Gerron6 hari yang lalu
  • Movie Theaters will never close. I think if anything, drive-ins will resurface.

    The JudgeThe Judge7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Castillo7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 şimşek7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 A7 hari yang lalu
  • Once the election is over they will come back slowly

    gongolonggongolong7 hari yang lalu
  • I think they will go the way of drive- ins. They will still exist but will be hard to find.

    Chris DChris D7 hari yang lalu
  • Yesno.

    Ghost mustardGhost mustard7 hari yang lalu
  • 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

    MetalSonicGamerX200MetalSonicGamerX2007 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    PsychoDieter91PsychoDieter917 hari yang lalu
  • What that's insane and crazy talk 😱

    Eddy MEddy M7 hari yang lalu
  • I sure as bloody hope not

    AxiomNachtFoxAxiomNachtFox7 hari yang lalu
  • Maybe drive-in movies will be a thing again?

    Alpha SpearAlpha Spear7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Zero7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Jerome7 hari yang lalu
  • They won't go in near future, but ppl are getting so lazy that it is a possibility.

    puchoopuchoo7 hari yang lalu
  • Maybe there prices will come down that would be nice

    RedEyesRedEyes7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Maisuria7 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    permeuspermeus7 hari yang lalu
  • Except anime movie :D.

    Noob AbyssNoob Abyss7 hari yang lalu
  • No due to piracy

    MATT RMATT R7 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    PaulPaul7 hari yang lalu
  • Literally my least movie in theatre was Endgame....

    nooby goosenooby goose7 hari yang lalu
  • I've never went to a theatre in my whole life lol

    Betel JuiseBetel Juise7 hari yang lalu
  • Lol, “Arthouse 70mm film”!

    Fenton Read-SmithFenton Read-Smith7 hari yang lalu
  • No.

    Nicholas J. Bonnie CrawfordNicholas J. Bonnie Crawford7 hari yang lalu
  • It'll be effected but won't be extinct

    Ruben SalinasRuben Salinas7 hari yang lalu
  • I'll help by never going to the cinema again

    William LyonsWilliam Lyons7 hari yang lalu
  • I hope they dont stop, I've only ever seen like 5 movies in the cinema :(

    Nathan JamesNathan James7 hari yang lalu
  • Last movie what I have seen in theater was Attack of the clones at the summer 2002.

    DarthadiosDarthadios7 hari yang lalu
  • The cinemas in New Zealand are running strong.

    Blueboiii the NerdBlueboiii the Nerd7 hari yang lalu
  • No.. no they won’t

    nightbling890nightbling8907 hari yang lalu
  • Y e s

  • Yes eventually

    Steven H.Steven H.7 hari yang lalu
  • We don’t need movie theatre going forward. They earned a lot from us but did not give that grand experience.

    Agni BanerjeeAgni Banerjee7 hari yang lalu
  • We should make drive in theaters a thing again with safety rules a course

    gabriel diazgabriel diaz7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 northman7 hari yang lalu
  • How to make sure I have to

    Ron-j IgnacioRon-j Ignacio7 hari yang lalu
  • No.

    koelhohleokkoelhohleok7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 _theartist7 hari yang lalu
  • Digital movies

    jerryhotwheelsjerryhotwheels7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Sheppard7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Tshabalala7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Kirk7 hari yang lalu
  • 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]8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Gautam8 hari yang lalu
  • Cineplex is going out of business. Google for how much debt they have.

    Cole PCole P8 hari yang lalu
  • Holy like bro

    Joe MarsigliaJoe Marsiglia8 hari yang lalu
  • But wat about a quiet place part 2 😭

    Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez8 hari yang lalu
    • The cinema is a quiet place now

      Real GamerReal Gamer7 hari yang lalu
  • hard to feel sad about this when everytime I go theres always a distraction and annoying people

    jjt123093jjt1230938 hari yang lalu
  • The return of the Drive-In!

    Oliver QueenOliver Queen8 hari yang lalu
  • of course not numb nutz we are in a pandemic. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    M CM C8 hari yang lalu
  • even if movie theatres go extinct the legacy of the theatre will go on forever

    OhimarkOhimark8 hari yang lalu
  • This actually gives me hope. :)

    velociraptor4youvelociraptor4you8 hari yang lalu
  • They allready became extinct the moment i got a 85" OLED

    NekminuteNekminute8 hari yang lalu
    • 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.5 hari yang lalu
  • If they do, say goodbye to big budget films.

    Patrick LangePatrick Lange8 hari yang lalu
  • Stay home and prevent the spread of Covid 19! End of story! No wonder America is screwed lmao 😂

    JustinJustin8 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    BannedOnTVBannedOnTV8 hari yang lalu
  • Yes😃

    Fabino Da ChoegoFabino Da Choego8 hari yang lalu
  • Depends of the movie. Summer movie. Only the tops one.

    Francois ZaldivarFrancois Zaldivar8 hari yang lalu
  • There should be a law passed to protect them

    Kynon Ardoin IIKynon Ardoin II8 hari yang lalu
  • I hope not, I love going to the movies ❤️

    solterohugosolterohugo8 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    MtnD0MtnD08 hari yang lalu
  • *Is that Jimmy Fallon in disguise??*

    Steady CuzzinSteady Cuzzin8 hari yang lalu
  • Why not open the drive in movie theaters again?

    King DavidKing David8 hari yang lalu
  • No won’t let it!

    EpyonwingsEpyonwings8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Wanku8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Thelen8 hari yang lalu
  • 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. Kiss8 hari yang lalu
  • Just send all the future movies to hbo max

    Ultimate Gamerfan83Ultimate Gamerfan838 hari yang lalu
  • Bro we’re still in a pandemic

    shadowplay95 ___shadowplay95 ___8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Gamer8 hari yang lalu
  • 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

    AnorakNordAnorakNord8 hari yang lalu
  • They should drop ticket prices for a few years to incentivize going.

    Oh Aww GeezOh Aww Geez8 hari yang lalu
    • 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 Saat8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Day8 hari yang lalu
  • Disney & Warner will open their own theaters & charge other studios~!

    TonyGMichaelTonyGMichael8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Lambert8 hari yang lalu
  • I want to see drive in movie theaters make a big come back now...

    Sweet LewSweet Lew8 hari yang lalu
  • No they wont

    Troy AndrewTroy Andrew8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Obias8 hari yang lalu
  • Mmm, how about a movie theater were people can smoke weed and get high. 💨

    Roger StrykerRoger Stryker8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Stryker8 hari yang lalu
    • Wth? Lol we dont need dates, just go alone like you shouldve been doing.

      MetalSonicGamerX200MetalSonicGamerX2007 hari yang lalu
  • What the heck is this guy talking about.

    luciano Baptistaluciano Baptista8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 & more8 hari yang lalu
  • Tbh they are over priced so rather just stay home

    Target 2001Target 20018 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Jones8 hari yang lalu