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Cloudy future of theatrical window for cinemas and Vista

Jenny Ruth
Thu, 02 Sep 2021

Black Widow was released simultaneously in cinemas and on Disney+. (Image: Getty)
Jenny Ruth
Thu, 02 Sep 2021
As the world's cinemas continue to reopen following the covid-19 pandemic, a big question for cinema operators is whether and how much of a theatrical window they can count on going forward.That in turn will impact the fortunes of cinema software company Vista Group – although its software is used by studios and distributors, cinemas remain its main earner.When it released its results last week, Vista said about 80% of cinemas around the world have reopened and that the theatrical window, the amount of time blockbusters and other movi...

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