The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the film industry to a grinding halt. As a result, most theaters are closed, production has stopped, and releases have been delayed. What will the movie industry look like moving forward?
Will the movie theater experience as we know it die? People have debated this question for decades. The movie houses have endured existential threats before, including: a previous pandemic, a depression, recessions, the advent of television, home video, and online streaming. But the current pandemic accompanied with other factors will affect how we watch movies, how movies are made and even the types of stories we seek out.
In this Nerd Flix & Chill podcast we discuss how the exhibition, consumption and production of films will be impacted by COVID-19.