23 Mar 2020 10:00 AM +00:00 UTC

Christopher Nolan Pleads with US Government to Save Movie Theaters After COVID-19

There's a lot of things that can be said about Christopher Nolan. He's one of the best directors in Hollywood who hasn't won an Oscar (yet). He can write very complicated men but has no idea how to do the same for women. All of his movies feel like events that are worth watching. Whatever you have to say about him, one thing is clear; the man sure loves making movies.

Sadly, movies have taken a big hit since the Coronavirus with a number of them delayed so that audiences won't consider going out. Everything from Mulan to Black Widow has been delayed and multiple productions have halted as well, costing a lot of people their jobs. It's why The Dark Knight director penned an op-ed from The Washington Post about how the government should help out movie theaters once COVID-19 becomes less of an issue.

"When this crisis passes, the need for collective human engagement, the need to live and love and laugh and cry together, will be more powerful than ever. The combination of that pent-up demand and the promise of new movies could boost local economies and contribute billions to our national economy."
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Nolan really feels for the moviegoer and the moviemaker since, well, he is both. The man knows how valuable these forms of entertainment can be, which is why the current virus is so bad for anyone in this field of entertainment. While streaming services are doing a good job of entertaining people who are forced to stay at home, we can only hope that things get better for theatrical releases once things are back to normal.

Tenet is Nolan's latest movie and will come out sometime in 2020.

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