What is the future of Australian screen exhibition? Hmmmm…

Kirk Edwards, CEO of Village Cinemas, lays out some key ways in which the industry will evolve after COVID-19, with the help of a certain magpie.

Kirk Edwards, who runs Village Cinemas, is sitting at the top of an industry which is the most powerful social experience in the country. Eighty five million tickets are sold every year in Australia, which boils down to 6.5 per person.

Last year, he told Screenhub, the AFL football league recorded around 6.5m tickets. 

The future of cinema

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.