Senior HTF Member
- Apr 19, 2000
I still don't see why they should bail on 2020 when they may be able to make it work without packed houses.You're right. They don't. But the health hazards have to be part of the discussion because we aren't in normal times. Movie theaters are hurting, but the Broadway industry is facing the same challenge right now, and they are admitting that 2020 is over.
It completely sucks and I wish we weren't in this situation. But the sooner the studios and movie theaters admit that 2020 is over in relation to new releases, the sooner they can start to rebuild the 2021 and 2022 schedules in order to accommodate the inclusion of all of these delayed films.
Maybe the rest of 2020 will come and go without new releases, but I still find Broadway to be a largely irrelevant connection for the reasons discussed.
And FWIW, concert venues haven't thrown in the towel either, so there's no uniform "give up on 2020" approach in all other entertainment avenues and movies are the sole holdout...