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FilmWeek: ‘Scream,’ ‘Who We Are,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania’ And More

Published January 14, 2022 at 11:15 AM PST
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FilmWeek: ‘Scream,’ ‘Who We Are,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania’ And More

FW Reviews 1.14.21

The Current State Of Movie Theaters As Omicron Surges, Plus What The Future Might Hold

FW Theaters Check In 1.14.21

The movies are clawing their way back in theaters, but, so far, not everyone is showing up like they used to. While certain segments of moviegoers are closer to pre-pandemic levels, older moviegoers and family audiences have been slower to return. That’s shrunk already narrow opportunities for non-franchise films to find audiences. Well before the pandemic, superheroes and spectacles were already a bigger and bigger slice of the box-office pie. Right now, they’re closer to the whole meal. That has some questioning what the future holds and how the industry moves forward. Today on FilmWeek, Larry talks with Patrick Corcoran, vice president and chief communications officer for the National Association of Theatre Owners, Greg Laemmle, president ofLaemmle Theatres and Stephen Galloway, dean of the Chapman University Film School and former executive editor of the Hollywood Reporter.

With files from the Associated Press

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