Existential questions about the future of cinema-going are nothing new for Hollywood. The rise of streaming services and declines in ticket sales have prompted much hand-wringing about the relevance of movie theaters. But the current coronavirus pandemic has only amplified those anxieties as the industry faces an apocalyptic reality: Nearly all movie theaters are dark across North America, and box-office data isn’t being reported. Blockbusters have been rescheduled or delayed indefinitely. And, perhaps most shockingly, a major studio is releasing one of its films online, bypassing theaters entirely—a line that Hollywood’s old guard has never crossed before.
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