Right now, most people are not going to the cinema. Due to the ongoing pandemic, many of us feel safer watching films at home (and, depending on where you are in the world, that may be your only option). Numerous 2020 film releases are eschewing the cinema and going straight to streaming.
But this won’t be the case forever. With the M+ cinemas opening next year alongside the finished museum building, we want to take a moment now to both remember and celebrate the unique experience of seeing a film in a cinema environment. As we get more and more accustomed to watching films on laptops or even mobile phones, it’s important not to lose sight of the value of seeing them in a movie theatre. We look forward to welcoming you, in the near future, to once again experience a range of exciting films and moving image works at the size they’re intended to be seen.
Below, Li Cheuk-to, Curator, Hong Kong Film and Media at M+, lists ten reasons to see a film on the big screen.