We’re all living in a movie. Each and every sizable congregational activity — conventions, concerts, sporting events, Broadway shows — is being cancelled as we speak. The 3.20 opening of A Quiet Place 2 has been scrubbed, and I’m assuming it’s just a matter of time before regular movie theatres begin to close. Press screenings of new films will cease also — films that decide to open regardless will only offer online screeners. Exhibitors had been hurting before this — now it’s even worse for them. Poor fellows.
Pretty much the entire country is going under closed-door quarantine for the next couple of weeks, and maybe longer. Only the bold and the reckless will be out and about. Amazon, Netflix and Disney+ ratings and sign-ups will soar, of course.
I am nonetheless planning to attend a 7 pm screening of The Hunt at the AMC Barton Creek Square 14 (2901 So. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746). I have my COVID-19 gear — N95 face masks, plastic surgical gloves — along with the black cowboy hat and tinted distance glasses.