In an age dominated by streaming platforms and on-demand content, cinema seemed to be fading into the background. Although, 2023 has brought a surprising twist – the triumphant return of cinema! That’s right, the big screen experience is making a comeback, rekindling the magic and allure of the silver screen.
The dreaded Covid pandemic drastically altered the way in which media was consumed. With many movie theatres temporarily closing, releasing blockbusters directly to streaming services became the new norm. Long after society was back in action, it appeared as though traditional cinema had lost its grip and was unable to catch up. However, the epic release of Barbenheimer gave cinema the long-awaited rejuvenation it so desperately needed.
With a resurgence of blockbuster films and ambitious projects meant for the big screen, cinema is officially back! Not only is cinema potentially bigger and better than ever, but technological advancements in filmography are truly immersing the viewer in an unforgettable experience.
Unique thought-provoking films are captivating audiences and offering alternatives to the tried-and-true franchises, sparking conversations long after the credits roll. This is a true testament to the resilience and adaptability of the industry, with the art of story-telling reimagined for the new era. Despite this, some new releases are offering hybrid strategies, with films both premiering in theaters and streaming platforms simultaneously, providing viewers with greater options. Although, the social element of cinema is one streaming services cannot rival
So, what does this mean for media? In an environment that captures the attention of many movie goers sitting in anticipation for the latest summer hit, cinema advertising could be the way to go for your next big campaign. Cinema allows you to target your audience on a more granular level, even on a film or venue basis; also providing cinema integration opportunities. Although, keep in mind that this epic big screen display can come with a hefty price tag. So, is it worth the big bucks? Yes – if you have the budget and a cinema specific creative that caters to the unique environment.
All in all, the comeback of cinema is well underway and it’s more enticing and diverse than ever!