Rooftop cinema’s demise has been a subject of heated debate in the industry for years, and a new report suggests the industry is on the brink of a crisis.

“The industry is in crisis,” says Michael Nell, a senior lecturer in the business of tourism and hospitality at the University of Sydney.

“There are no long-term plans to revive it.

It’s an industry that’s in a death spiral.”

A lack of investment The decline of rooftop cinemagoers is largely a result of a lack of demand from moviegoers, he says.

“They are not looking for a movie and they’re not interested in going to a movie theatre.

They’re going to go to a cinema.

They have no interest in going anywhere else.”