[Ed. – Yet another great American pastime bites the dust.]
… I’ve paid close attention as studios groped for a pandemic strategy. And now, as studio after studio announces that they’re pushing major new releases back, some well into 2021, it’s becoming increasingly likely that Americans won’t see any more blockbuster movies, anywhere, until most of the population has been vaccinated.
… [W]e should assume that whatever the studios write on the calendar, the actual release date of any major motion picture is not a day, but a hope: “When the pandemic is over.” That’s the only point at which they can be sure of making their money back. …
… [H]ow long will it take to get enough people vaccinated that we can once again blithely sit down in the dark with a bunch of strangers who are probably pulling down their masks to munch popcorn?