What might moviegoing look like when theaters reopen after coronavirus shutdowns?
A Cinemark Theater in Rio Grande Valley, South Texas. (Flickr)

What might moviegoing look like post-shutdown? And how many of us want to find out?When I was a kid, going out to the movies was a treat — and, until cinema doors slammed shut a few months ago, I still thought it was. Yes, moviegoers with cellphones often were doing their best to ruin the experience for others, but I still loved everything about it: the enormous screen, the enveloping darkness, the buttery aroma of fresh popcorn, the laughter and gasps that reminded me we were all experiencing something together. And, as the movie critic for this paper since 2001, I went a lot: visiting movie ...


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