Theater visits, reviews to stop for social distancing

While the COVID-19 coronavirus has yet to come to Bemidji, Minn., the city where I reside, it has reached Minnesota. As a result, I’d like to be careful during this time and do some social distancing, and that means no more trips to the movie theater.

As a result, there will be no reviews of new 2020 movies coming in the immediate future. This will be at least through April 15, and longer if necessary.

It’s not good news, because I don’t just love movies, I also love the theater experience. I enjoy going to watch films on the biggest screen with powerful sound. Not being able to do so for several weeks is unfortunate. However, every little bit can help slow this thing down, so I’d like to do my part.

Just because I won’t be going to the theater, though, doesn’t mean content here will dry up. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be exploring some other options, which may range from watching films I missed in 2019 to opinion columns.

Thanks for understanding.

Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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