#318 The Last Picture Show
CANADALAND
#318 The Last Picture Show
COVID-19, Cineplex, and the end of moviegoing as we know it

$5/month for ad-free Canadaland by clicking here.

Independent movie theatres were in trouble before COVID-19 became a global pandemic, and now even the industry giants like Cineplex are taking a hit. Eric Veillette, programming director at Toronto’s Revue Cinema, joins to unpack the ongoing distribution conflict between rep cinemas and Cineplex. Also, Jesse Wente, Exec-Dir. of the Indigenous Screen Office, joins to talk about what COVID-19 means for movie theatres and whether or not it’s curtains for the movie exhibition industry. 

This episode is brought to you by WealthBar, Squarespace, and HelloFresh.

March 22, 2020
More from this series
Farm workers aren't the only temporary foreign workers who have been largely forgotten and failed during the pandemic.
May 10, 2021
In 1972, the government funded an absurd study to measure the impact of cannabis on productivity.
May 3, 2021
Ever since the Canadian government announced recommendations that adults from Indigenous and racialized communities should be given priority for a COVID-19 vaccination, accusations of reverse racism have filled comment sections and social media posts. Now, racial minorities with vaccine priority are facing racism and other structural barriers to getting the jab.
April 26, 2021
Filmmaker Daniel Lombroso spent four years following Lauren Southern, Richard Spencer, and Mike Cernovich with a camera, as their stars rose and the bigotry and xenophobia they championed went mainstream.
April 18, 2021
The Landlord Credit Bureau lets landlords review their tenants and report their payment habits.
April 11, 2021
Restaurants have struggled badly during the pandemic.
April 4, 2021
SeaWestNews calls Alexandra Morton “BC’s loudest anti-salmon farming activist,” and her writing “rambling” and “conspiracy-laden.”
March 28, 2021
The culture war icon is back with a new bestseller.
March 21, 2021
all podcasts arrow All Podcasts
CANADALAND