US: Drive-in cinemas make a comeback amid COVID-19 pandemic Description video: The global coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of cinemas around the world.\nBut many drive-in venues have stayed open for moviegoers in search of the big screen experience, at […]
US: Drive-in cinemas make a comeback amid COVID-19 pandemic
The global coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of cinemas around the world.\nBut many drive-in venues have stayed open for moviegoers in search of the big screen experience, at a safe distance from others.\n\nAl Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports from the US state of Virginia.\n\n- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe \n- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish \n- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera \n- Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/\n\n#UScoronavirus #SkyviewDriveIn #Drivein
US cinemas recovering from pandemic
After a long hiatus, superheroes return to the big screen.
«New mutants» (The New Mutants), the most recent film in the Marvel comics universe from 20th Century Studios, earned the creators about $ 7 million in its first weekend in the US.
The film tells the story of young people discovering supernatural powers with themselves. The picture is one of the first major premieres to hit the big screens after the outbreak of coronavirus. Against the backdrop of relaxation, cinemas for the first time since April begin to receive visitors in a limited mode.
AMC, the world’s largest movie theater chain, and other major companies have opened their facilities with increased requirements for safety, such as limiting the number of seats and the mandatory wearing of personal protective equipment.
However, not all over the country cinemas have resumed their work. According to Disney, only 62% of the domestic market is functioning normally..
That is why it is difficult to assess the success of a film in the usual sense. The studio considers the one already a big victory the fact that «New mutants» generally came out on screens.
A film that is a spin-off of a famous franchise «X-Men» made a very difficult journey to his premiere. The project was actually ready for release back in 2017, but the premiere was repeatedly postponed.
The release was originally planned for April 2018, but was pushed back to February 2019 and then to August. Later Disney postponed the film again until April 2020 after acquiring its 20th Century Fox studio. And then the plans of the distributors disrupted by the pandemic.
Loud premieres will not be limited to «New mutants». Thriller will be released on September 3 in the USA Christopher Nolan «Argument».
The film, due out in July, is one of the most anticipated films of 2020 and may provide a more objective view of the future viability of cinemas.. The project was implemented by Warner Bros..