I don't care either way if theaters close or survive
There is just so much content available these days at home. Also, we gave up a 3 plus a month theater habit in 2011 and haven't missed it. I'll admit after a few years I thought I was missing something, so we tried the new premium theater walking distance from the house once in 2015 for the perfect storm of bad...everything from getting the tickets, to people, to sound/picture/temperature was awful.
Why play the Russian Roulette experience
of going to the movies, when we can stay at home and control the temperature, picture, sound, breaks, snacks, seating, people around us and the cleanliness of seats/floor/air/bathroom/snacks. We don't have a dedicated or perfect room/equipment, but we do have an inexpensive 11 foot wide faux 4K image, comfortable seating and 7.4 sound.
I do see this current situation impacting us later on. I doubt we will return to our 4 or 5 (plus) weekly restaurant habit. Much like our 2011 departure from theaters,
we have found that we haven't had a bad/unhealthy meal in months and haven't missed playing restaurant Russian Roulette of will the food be good, will we get refills/service, have you seen the waiter/waitress in the last 15 minutes, is the food cooked correctly, is this place clean, is the order right, is the portion(s) adequate, do you think he/she spit in our food, why is he/she coughing, why are they talking so loud at the next table, is the kid ever going to stop crying/screaming (we've had two but we wouldn't sit and let them cry for entire meals) and so on.
I just see time passing certain things by...from malls, to stores, to bookstores and now maybe theaters. I used to go to Malls all the time (my best pre-career job was at a Mall toy store) and we checked out three last year. Really sad to experience them dying with all the empty store fronts.
I even checked out a few bookstores while there which used to be my favorite stop in malls. I've read over 350 books since I retired three plus years ago, but not a one was a physical purchase. Darn internet...it went out for a 5/6 hours a few weeks ago along with the cable and it seemed like we had trouble surviving as a family even with cellular access. Close every Mall, every store except for food and every theater, and no big deal. Lose the internet for an hour and the sky is falling.