Closed theatres, nervous moviegoers push Cineplex to $121.2M Q3 loss

TORONTO — Canada’s largest theatre chain is trying to quell the “severe” financial impacts of COVID-19 with a more prudent approach to ventures, new private cinema rentals and reductions to expenditures.Cineplex Inc. said Friday that it will decrease the number of new projects it pursues and continue to try to reduce real estate and payroll […]

Met Opera skips this season, 1st black composer opens ’21-22

By Ronald Blum, The Associated PressWed Sep 23 2020 12:04 NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140−year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in […]

Toronto film festival announces venues, pricing for pandemic-shaped showcase

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival is giving more details on a hybrid festival that will largely feature digital screenings for home viewers but will also offer in−person screenings at venues such as TIFF Bell Lightbox and the Isabel Bader Theatre. TIFF co−heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente say the cost will be the […]