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How the Coronavirus has affected Cinema

The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the film industry, mirroring its ruinous impact across all areas of life. Cinemas have been boarded up, theatres temporarily closed and highly anticipated Hollywood Blockbusters postponed indefinitely. The temporary postponement of the movie industry has caused the global box office to drop by billions of dollars, with streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime inevitably cashing in. The Chine film industry has lost an estimated $2 bn, with North America experiencing its lowest box office weekend since 1998.

How COVID has affected Film Festivals

The COVID-19 Coronavirus has had near cataclysmic effect on film festivals worldwide, leading to many being cancelled or being forced to move online. The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, Prague International Film Festival and Bentonville Film Festival were all postponed to later dates. The 2020 Cannes Film Festival, Swiss International Film Festival for Human Rights and Red Sea International Film Festival have all been cancelled. The few events that managed to go ahead suffered low attendance, the Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival suffered such a low attendance in its first week it postponed the rest of the festival. Festivals such as the Greenwich International Film Festival, ReelAbilities and TCM Classic Film Festival have created an online programme in lieu of an in-person festival.

Cancelled and Postponed Films

On January 22, 2020, Chinese blockbuster Lost in Russia was forced to cancel its theatrical release, the next day, all movie theatres in China were closed. Vanguard, Detective Chinatown 3, The Rescue and Do you love me as I love you all had their Asian release dates postponed. The highly anticipated James Bond film 'No Time to Die', which was scheduled to premiere in March 2020, has been postponed to November 2020, reiterating the drastic impact the COVID-19 Corona virus has had on the film industry. Peter Rabbit 2, Black Widow, Sing 2 and Wonder Woman 1984 have all seen their release dates postponed drastically.


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