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Showbiz Sandbox 513: How Can Movie Theaters Survive Without Movies?

Studios are pushing movie releases into 2021, with the latest James Bond thriller abandoning it’s scheduled November date in cinemas. Now major theater chains are shutting their doors once again. We’re joined by Patrick von Sychowski, the editor of Celluloid Junkie, to help us break down the present and predict the future of the cinema industry.

Meanwhile in China, movie theaters are not only open, they are bringing in big audiences who are off work during the country’s Golden Week. More than two films earned over $100 million at the Chinese box office this past week, proving cinemas can reboot after a coronavirus shutdown.

Of course we also cover some of the week’s top entertainment headlines including new charges against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, some good news for junior players at United Talent Agency and some bad news for 28,000 former Disney employees.



How Did Chinese Cinemas Recover So Fast Post COVID-19?

https://celluloidjunkie.com/2020/10/02/60-days-150m-visitors-7-9bn-bo-how-did-chinese-cinemas-recover-so-fast-post-covid-19/

Geoff Boucher’s Mindspace

https://www.heavymetal.com/mindspace/

‘Tenet’ Tops $300M Global; China’s National Day Pics Lead 2020 WW Openers & Set IMAX Records

https://deadline.com/2020/10/tenet-after-we-collided-legend-of-deification-my-people-my-homeland-greenland-china-overtake-us-global-international-box-office-weekend-1234591000/

‘Hocus Pocus’: Disney Rerelease Casting Unexpected Spell At Weekend Box Office

https://deadline.com/2020/10/hocus-pocus-disney-rerelease-tenet-weekend-box-office-1234590815/

Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami’ to Release in Theaters on Christmas, Amazon Prime in 2021

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/one-night-in-miami-release-date-1234790445/

‘The Boys,’ ‘Mulan’ Break Netflix Stranglehold on Streaming Top 10 (Exclusive)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/the-boys-mulan-break-netflix-stranglehold-on-streaming-top-10

Short Show ‘The Long Night’ Offers Quality Over Quantity

http://chinafilminsider.com/short-show-the-long-night-offers-quality-over-quantity/

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Three More Rapes in Beverly Hills

https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/harvey-weinstein-beverly-hills-rapes-1234790662/

Disney Parks to Lay Off 28,000 Employees; Cites California’s “Unwillingness” to Reopen Disneyland

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-parks-to-layoff-28000-employees-cites-californias-unwillingness-to-reope...

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