Poll: Should Americans Skip Going to the Movies Because of Coronavirus?


Coronavirus has turned the world upside down, with more and more cases of the illness reported every day.

As businesses begin to encourage their employees to work from home, and more people try to avoid social interaction to lower their risk of contracting COVID-19, Americans with cabin fever may soon face another dilemma – should they continue to go out for entertainment purposes?

Several sports leagues have announced games without fans in attendance, with some suspending games altogether in the face of the global pandemic, but one entertainment industry that hasn’t shuttered its doors is the behemoth movie theater business.

There are over 41,000 movie screens in the United States, and with the exception of a select few, most movie studios have not moved their film premieres due to the coronavirus.

A notable exception is the upcoming “James Bond” film, which had its April premiere date moved to November 25, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

A new poll conducted by Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult found that among 2,200 adults across the United States, 38 percent support the idea of a temporary shutdown of movie theaters, whereas 44 percent are opposed.

What are your thoughts on the topic? Take our poll below!

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