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1 minute ago, titanic2187 said:

Just one week before AQP2. To me, 100% is too aggressive especially the vaccination is clearly slowing down, I still prefer something like 50%-75%. Not sure why all of sudden they go this far and the last thing we want is 5th surge.  


Because businesses and their lobbyists have been pushing for this HARD for quite awhile now. 

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A 5th surge is impossible with the level of immunity in NYC. They’ve been having free walk-in vaccination for a while now so going 100% then is perfectly reasonable. If you’re an NYC resident who is (for some reason) both unvaccinated and concerned about the virus, just go get vacced this week and no prob.

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22 minutes ago, WandaLegion said:

A 5th surge is impossible with the level of immunity in NYC. They’ve been having free walk-in vaccination for a while now so going 100% then is perfectly reasonable. If you’re an NYC resident who is (for some reason) both unvaccinated and concerned about the virus, just go get vacced this week and no prob.


For now, kids are still the wildcards. 

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Just now, Plain Old Tele said:


For now, kids are still the wildcards. 

Wildcards in what sense? They’re at minimal direct risk and it’s not like an unvaccinated kid can spread it to a vaccinated adult.   
 

I am hoping for the 12-15 yo authorization any day now though — that age band drives a disproportionate amount of transmission from 0-15 yos and knocking R_t down by another 10% is always nice as an extra buffer.

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1 hour ago, WandaLegion said:

Wildcards in what sense? They’re at minimal direct risk and it’s not like an unvaccinated kid can spread it to a vaccinated adult.   


They're still vectors for transmission, and with the vaccination percentage looking like it’ll fall short of herd immunity, there’s still a possibility the disease can get transmitted to some adults (and/or mutate further). I’m not saying it’s an appalling situation but at the same time, I wouldn’t want my kid to be in a packed theater with other kids right now. 
 

I agree, hopefully the kid version of the vaccines will get approved soon. 

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SF and LA were indeed able to move to yellow this week, so we’ll soon get a sense of his those theaters choose to interact with the “75% but only if vaccinated/negative” option.

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Looks like LA County’s staying cautious and keeping theaters at 50% (for now).


“Los Angeles’s New Reopening Order More Restrictive On Movie Theaters Than State Guidelines – Updated”

https://deadline.com/2021/05/long-beach-pasadena-reopen-in-yellow-tier-1234750571/

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32 minutes ago, grey ghost said:

Are movie release dates still getting pushed back or did they mostly stop pushing them back since GvK opened well?

There's still a lot of release dates getting moved around as studios try to work out the schedule to avoid competition but there's a few that are just abandoning theatrical altogether for streaming. Yesterday it was announced that both Infinite with Mark Wahlberg and the Camilla Cabello Cinderella movie would be bypassing theaters.

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8 hours ago, filmlover said:

There's still a lot of release dates getting moved around as studios try to work out the schedule to avoid competition but there's a few that are just abandoning theatrical altogether for streaming. Yesterday it was announced that both Infinite with Mark Wahlberg and the Camilla Cabello Cinderella movie would be bypassing theaters.

 

When that Cinderella movie never moved to Mother's Day a month ago, even as open as the date was, the writing was on the wall for streaming.  It was never gonna open in July...

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Recent numbers for Russia

2090 theaters with 5585 screens by March, 2020

2078 theaters with 5569 scrrens by March, 2021

Only 12 theaters and 16 screens lost.  Between 20-25% drop in box office with lack of major hiollywood releases. The market pretty much survived unscathed. However Russia managed without 2nd lockdown. Theater were closed only for 3-4 months.

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2021 villain list through April:

#1-Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat 2021)
      Runner Up-Apex Cybernetics CEO Walter Simmons 😂 (Godzilla vs Kong)

 

3. MechaGodzilla (Godzilla vs Kong)

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So it's pretty obvious now that the idea of the pandemic "killing" theaters was pretty far-fetched. But, let's say, 5 years from now, do you think we'll expect to see any impact from this past year on the movie industry? 

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10 hours ago, El Squibbonator said:

So it's pretty obvious now that the idea of the pandemic "killing" theaters was pretty far-fetched. But, let's say, 5 years from now, do you think we'll expect to see any impact from this past year on the movie industry? 

Even though theaters will survive there at the same time there havn't been too many indications that things will be able to get back to pre-pandemic levels as of yet. And now it doesn't seem like studios are as concerned about making as much money from theaters as they once were and are more concerned about when they will be able to get it onto their streaming sites where the real long-term money for them will come from. Adding to their library collection and making it that much harder for people to not subscribe seems to be more important than making a billion in theaters.

 

I do think movies crossing a billion will become much more of a rarity than it was in the few years prior to covid. 600-800m will probably become the new standard for what a hit blockbuster will make. Godzilla vs Kong will probably end up being a bit of an outlier because it had a lot of people going to it simply because they hadn't been to a theater in about a year. And even then it looks like it will struggle to cross 500m.

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