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Local Theaters Have Benefitted From COVID Relief Funds, But The Box Office Continues To Limp | Newspaper Column from the Editor

If you follow this website, you probably know that I usually write two columns a month for The Berkshire Eagle, which is a daily newspaper in Pittsfield, Mass.

I write mostly about local and national news issues, but once in a while, I’ll write a piece about the entertainment industry.

In my latest column, I talk about how, despite the fact that we have safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19, the box office both nationally and globally have continued to lag, as large tentpole films have continued to underperform.

This leaves local theaters that rely on such films in a tough spot, even as some have benefitted from COVID-19 relief money.

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