After a grim 2020, there’s light now at the end of the moviegoing tunnel.
Unlike last year, we now have vaccines that can tame the pandemic once they start being distributed effectively in the U.S. That should begin late this month. When enough people get what the Brits call “the jab,” concerns about being in theatres will be history. NY & LA politicians who kept cinemas shut while allowing other businesses to stay open won’t have an excuse left to prohibit moviegoing.
Hollywood expects better times by early spring or, perhaps, even late winter. As schedules now stand, pictures that people want to see will start arriving in late February and will continue heating up for summer’s early May kick-off. Cinema marquees will feature:
- 2/26 – TOM & JERRY (WB/Hanna-Barbera) & NOBODY (Universal/Odenkirk)
- 3/5 – RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (Disney) & CHAOS WALKING (Lionsgate/Bron)
- 3/12 – THE KING’S MAN (Disney/20th)
- 3/19 – MORBIUS (Sony/Marvel)
- 4/2 – NO TIME TO DIE (MGM/Universal/Eon) & PETER RABBIT 2 (Sony/MRC)
- 4/16 – BIOS (Universal/Amblin) & (pictured) MORTAL KOMBAT (WB/NL)
- 4/23 – A QUIET PLACE II (Paramount/Platinum Dunes)
- 5/7 – BLACK WIDOW (Disney/Marvel)