Could tech save the high street?

All areas of life are enriched by our digital connections, from our relationships with family and friends to the way we interact with colleagues and service providers. It was technology that helped us to survive lockdown by providing a lifeline to the outside world – and it will continue to be of vital importance as we look cautiously but hopefully towards a post-pandemic future. Some things will never be the same again – in particular the popularity of a flexible, hybrid approach to working from both home and office –…

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The 25 most beautiful cinemas in Australia

While some movie lovers would happily watch a classic while sitting on a log in a remote jungle and still be content, there are many who find the decor, spirit and history of the cinema an essential element of their movie-going experience. The rise of streaming services and the increasing affordability of home cinema setups has meant that the act of attending a cinema is no longer to be taken for granted by venue operators and the cinema industry. Since it is no longer necessary to go out to see…

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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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