What the future looks like for movie theaters in 2022, according to top industry execs

After two years of chaos brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, theatrical industry insiders are cautiously optimistic about the future of moviegoing. “We’ll keep an eye on variants and how that may or may not affect theater capacities going forward, but generally speaking there’s a lot of films coming, and markets are open with few exceptions, so we’re excited about the slate that we have for 2022,” Jim Orr, the president of domestic theatrical distribution for Universal, told Insider. But the numbers tell a story of an industry still far…

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