• Hayden Hodges

Local theaters beginning to recover from Coronavirus impact

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major toll on the in-person entertainment industry. That being said, there are still several movies set to release before the end of this year. So far, most movies have released on streaming services such as Netflix or Disney+, but with the release of "Tenet," a Christopher Nolan movie, some films are starting to release in theaters rather than online.

The obvious problem with this is the pandemic, which may cause complications. Theaters such as AMC Tallahassee 20 have already started reopening with safety requirements in place to prevent spreading Covid-19. These include social distancing and required masks in some areas.

The Zebulon Theater here in Cairo (pictured below) has also reopened, but the business operators have run into a new problem: fewer movies to show. This, of course, is due to the halt in movie production due to the pandemic. Currently, there are no movie showtimes listed on the venue's website.

Robert Dykes, executive director of the Zebulon Theater, recently told WALB News, "We get a lot of outpouring from donations to help keep the theater up and going because we are a nonprofit. So, we actually rely on the community for their support."

The Zebulon Theater in Downtown Cairo, the oldest of only three single-screen theaters in Georgia.

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