How The Pandemic Has Changed Our Entertainment Experience
Since the spread of the coronavirus across Connecticut and the country, many businesses have shut down, then partially reopened including most of the entertainment industry. From concerts, movie theaters, film sets and more, people have decided to stay home and are now relying on the convenience of entertainment online, using at-home technology such as smartphones, laptops, TVs, and more. Total internet hits have soared – between 50% and 70% – during the first months of the pandemic, according to news reports. And about 80% of those aged 35 and younger are watching more streaming content than before the pandemic hit in March. “I would say that I watch movies a lot more,” Thomas Small, 17, of East Haven said. “I become almost indulged.