Forbes Insights Futures In Focus is about tomorrow’s world and how visionaries and leaders are thinking about it, helping us design for it, and guiding us towards it so that we can thrive. Nothing is certain about the future except the need to design differently for it than the world we live in today. Host is Michael Gale, best-selling author of The Digital Helix.
In January 2020 the US theater industry was a very solid 9% up on revenue and screen viewings compared to 2019. Various blockbusters, romantic comedies, and the normal array of independent moves were part of a very traditional mix of post-Christmas release programs, increasingly seeing near parallel releases around the world. Nothing was in the pipeline that would have changed this perception or even projection that the industry was literally about to fall off a cliff and drop 80%+ in the next few months because of Covid-19.