Crunch time approaches for indy cinemas

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Despite remarkable resilience, Australian indie cinemas are desperate for the government to solve a problem caused by the collapse of the international supply chain.

The exhibition business in Australia is doing remarkably well. The major chains have the resources, the bank credibility and the co-dependent shopping centre landlords to survive. The position for the indie cinemas is much worse. But even here, the peak body Independent Cinemas Australia has not heard of a single cinema destroyed by COVID-19.

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