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As Many Entertainment Venues Start To Reopen, Nobody Does A Comeback Like The Movies

As the number of vaccinated Americans rises and the number of cases of COVID declines, Hollywood has started the back-to-cinemas drumroll — with mask-wearing superheroes leading the way.

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After a long thaw, movie theaters are finally open in much of the country. Audiences are not exactly flocking to them yet, partly because there hasn’t been a reason. But critic Bob Mondello says the film industry is hinting broadly that that’s about to change.

BOB MONDELLO, BYLINE: Vin Diesel got there first, online just a few hours before the Oscars telecast.

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VIN DIESEL: We’ve gone through a year that tested us.

MONDELLO: A lone car races down an empty road, Diesel talking about how the places where we used to gather went quiet, places we’d come together for 100 years to be entertained, to escape, to go someplace new.

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