The exhibition business in Australia is doing remarkably well. The major chains have the resources, the bank credibility and the co-dependent shopping centre landlords to survive. The position for the indie cinemas is much worse. But even here, the peak body Independent Cinemas Australia has not heard of a single cinema destroyed by COVID-19.
ICA President Scott Seddon, proprietor of Scottie’s Cinemas in Newcastle reckons they have to hang in for three to six months.