A study conducted by Celluloid Junkie shows that not a single case of COVID-19 infection has been registered in cinemas worldwide.
The site has been tracking all news related to the pandemic since the first cinemas closed in February (in China) on all continents, all territories, and across all language groups.
They claim with certainty to be able to establish that no outbreaks can be traced to cinemas, according to the industry organization Film og Kino.
A total of 95% of the world’s cinemas were closed during the first wave of the pandemic.
Several countries in Asia kept the cinemas open to a certain extent, but only one country in did so Europe – Sweden.
“There is naturally a great deal of uncertainty about the effect the pandemic will have on people’s cinema habits in the long term.
“We see the unrest in the American cinema market,” director Guttorm Petterson in Film og Kino said.
He added that big Hollywood movies are still important.
“But we also see that an opportunity opens up for Norwegian film when the big American titles are on hold.
So far in October, Norwegian film has a market share of almost 60%,” he noted.
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