It’s been over a year since coronavirus became the focal point of our lives. The lockdown had us re-evaluating our priorities, work-life balance and, in a time where the entire world seemed like a death trap, losing ourselves in warm embrace of TV shows and movies available in the safety of our homes.
I once believed that the escapism and anonymity offered by a dark theatre was the reason we loved going to the movies. When the lights dimmed and the screen came on, we could disconnect from our real-life struggles and get invested in a fantasy world. Post-lockdown, I have come to realise that the idea to ‘escape’ has more to do with our state of mind, and not the theatre which might be bustling with kids who run up and down the stairs all through the runtime of a film.