Some certainly will not
Theaters have been hurting for a while now, thanks to streaming services. It’s easier than ever to access large 4K TVs, surround sound, and popcorn- so why even go to the theaters for a $20 ticket, and $30 popcorn and drinks?
It’s always been for the “experience.”
But this has come at a cost, and you could tell by innovative marketing tactics, like memberships for all access passes. But with Covid19, certain branches like AMC claim they may not reopen without a government bailout.
I think other theaters will follow suit, as when things do reopen, people are going to generally by fearful of being in a close area for 2 hours. On top of that, watching a movie with a mask on the entire time may not be a viable option.
Let’s hope for the best, but also be prepared for the possibility of the end of an era.