While some of us think of movie theaters as being part of mega-corporations with unlimited funds, countless theaters are independently run with just one location. They exist because the person that owns the theater loves movies. And the big chains don’t often put movie theaters in small towns. Those are all independently owned, and if they close their doors, they are not going to reopen.
Another fact about cinemas is that they employ over 153,000 individuals nationwide. When a theater is forced to shut their doors, not only do the theater employees lose their jobs, people in the surrounding retail area and the cinema supply chain get hit.
So you’re probably asking, “What can be done to help save movie theaters?”
The best thing we can do is get our government to take action. To make that happen, we’ve partnered up with the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) on the #SaveYourCinema campaign.