That's pandemic entertainment! The future of arts, eats and other diversions
How our favourite bars, clubs, restaurants and movie theatres are surviving COVID-19
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Movie theatres were hit early and hard. Even now, fans and filmmakers don't yet know if the cinema experience will bounce back.
How long will it take any of us to feel comfortable sitting beside strangers? And can theatres hang on until we're ready?
COVID-19 isn't picky when it comes to the type of industry it shuts down. Pandemic closures come for businesses in the middle of the action and those on the margins.
Our producer Anis Heydari looks at one type of business that's more niche, but is also struggling with a common pandemic predicament: how to stay solvent when you can't meet face-to-face.
Finally, we go underground to a Toronto video game bar to find out how crowdfunding campaigns are helping
While many bars and restaurants are getting some help from government programs, like CEWS, CEBA and HASCAP, thousands of businesses may still not make it. That has many "begging," as one Toronto bar owner put it, through websites such as GoFundMe.