The Rise and Fall of Movie Theaters and the Pandemic
One of my favorite things to do as a kid growing up in Chicago was going to the movies. I could not wait for Friday's paper to come out so I could see what was playing. I would go almost every weekend.
I remember seeing classics like "Young Frankenstein," "Capone" and "Billyjack." It was a great way to spend time and raid the candy counter with popcorn, pop and raisinetts.
I love old movie theatres like the one in Williamston (Sun Theatre).
Movie theaters have been around for over 100 years. I love old black and white movies, but some say they are nothing special compared to the blockbuster films of today. I also love the method acting from the movies in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. They were short, black-and-white, and they showed everyday problems like workers leaving a factory after the workday. And of course times were easier back then and people could leave their doors open.
Tough times have created problems for moviegoers and movie theaters according to Businessinsider. Of course now you can stream new movies at home, some at $19.95. It's just not the same as going though in my opinion.
There has been a big decline in movie sales in the last 8 months. We'll have to wait and see what long-term impacts the coronavirus pandemic will have on the movie industry.