Jan 2022 The Cinema sign remains on the bright pink facade but it seems that the Coromandel town of Whangamata no longer has a cinema. This leaves Whitianga as the last remaining cinema on the Peninsula.
How Movie Theaters Fought to Survive (Another) Year of Turbulence and Change. From shorter theatrical windows to simultaneous streaming releases, in 2021 the cinema business was challenged like never before.
December 2021 from Variety. Focuses on US cinemas. Link here tinyurl.com/yc36jpua
Geoff Lealand was an Assoc Prof in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato from 1992 to 2017. Now retired (not a word he favours), he writes social history, maintains this site, its Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as going to the cinema at least twice weekly.