How Congress ‘Dramatically Improved’ Movie Theaters’ Chances of Surviving Coronavirus

“It’s not just the theaters that we need to get through this. We need the employees to get help too,” NATO Chief John Fithian tells TheWrap

The Motion Picture Association and the National Association of Theater Owners have both expressed a sense of renewed optimism that the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will provide a life preserver to more than 5,500 movie theaters nationwide.

NATO chief John Fithian went as far as to say that the current outlook for theaters, which are expected to remain closed for at least the next two months and possibly longer, compared to last week is “day and night.”

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com