March 22, 2020
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#318 The Last Picture Show
COVID-19, Cineplex, and the end of moviegoing as we know it
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Kevin Sexton
Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer

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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. 

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