As Movie Theaters Reopen, Are The Restrictions Worth The Outing?

Chicago area movie theaters are starting to reopen after being shut down for months. So, what’s the experience like for movie-goers?

As Movie Theaters Reopen, Are The Restrictions Worth The Outing?
A man wears a mask as he walks in front of the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Ill., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The cinema has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic but has started to offer pick-up days for popcorn, ice cream and other treats. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
As Movie Theaters Reopen, Are The Restrictions Worth The Outing?
A man wears a mask as he walks in front of the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Ill., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The cinema has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic but has started to offer pick-up days for popcorn, ice cream and other treats. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

As Movie Theaters Reopen, Are The Restrictions Worth The Outing?

Chicago area movie theaters are starting to reopen after being shut down for months. So, what’s the experience like for movie-goers?

Movie theaters usually make their money with summer blockbusters. But this year, the movie industry has been slow to recover from the COVID-19 shutdown. So how are movie theaters coping?

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips attended recent screenings and joins Reset to discuss what the new normal is like.

GUEST: Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune film critic