The Ringer: Waiting for the Blockbusters … and the People

It will be a long road back for theatergoing, but at least the industry is now moving down it. Thanks to the reopening of theaters in cities in New York—barring a dramatic reversal of the vaccination effort—films like A Quiet Place 2 are in position to keep their release dates, as the studios gradually gain more assurance. “It was a huge relief for the industry to know that the five boroughs were reopening,” says Paul Dergarabedian, a senior analyst at Comscore. “Having New York is a big deal as a business, politics, and entertainment hub. To have the people who live there going, it builds a collective confidence that you can’t put a price on.”

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