LOS ANGELES — After a tumultuous period during the pandemic, movie theaters are witnessing a resurgence in attendance. The highly anticipated double feature of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” had theaters sold out across the city.

Moviegoers expressed their excitement about being back in the theater at the newly opened Cinépolis in Inglewood.

Despite the recent boost, one expert cautions that the theatrical film industry remains in an existential crisis because of ongoing challenges and shifts in the entertainment landscape.