Public Not Ready to Return to Movies

Six months after the pandemic began and Americans still don't feel safe going to the movies.

A new Harris poll found 70% of Americans feel movie theaters are "more dangerous" than other types of public gatherings. The poll also found 71% don't feel safe in a theater right now.

Nearly half of those polled said they would feel safe if cinema capacity were capped at 25-percent.

Even with those limits, 58% said they're worried their local movie house won't survive the pandemic and 57% will miss them when they're gone.

Still, there are bright spots, according to The Bulwark. The movie Tenet had a $20-million opening weekend over Labor Day. Not great, but the third best opening for a Labor Day movie ever.

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