Goodbye Theatrical Window – Warner Bros. Goes Day and Date on All 17+ Movie Releases in 2021: HBO Max and Theaters Simultaneously

A bonus news post that we can’t wait until tomorrow to share. Maybe you’ve already heard the big news, maybe not, but Warner Bros. is going all in on day and date. All in. We already knew Wonder Woman 1984 is having no theatrical window in the United States, it will be released in theaters … Continue reading Goodbye Theatrical Window – Warner Bros. Goes Day and Date on All 17+ Movie Releases in 2021: HBO Max and Theaters Simultaneously

Cinemark Cuts Similar Deal as AMC with Universal for Shortened Theatrical Window

#3 theater chain Cinemark has inked the limited theatrical window deal that AMC, the largest theater chain in the world, has been mocked by many in the industry for accepting. What I found most interesting about this somewhat predictable announcement is how long Cinemark says it has been evaluating this deal. Cinemark CFO and COO Sean Gamble said, … Continue reading Cinemark Cuts Similar Deal as AMC with Universal for Shortened Theatrical Window

AMC Reopening More Theaters – Shortened Theatrical Window Cited as Key Competitive Advantage

Maybe we will be able to watch new movies being widely released in theaters, after all. This is in encouraging news, thanks to AMC. They will be opening a local theater next Friday 10/16 (pictured above). Just in time for Honest Thief starring Liam Neeson. We’ll be at least a week behind watching War with … Continue reading AMC Reopening More Theaters – Shortened Theatrical Window Cited as Key Competitive Advantage

Universal: The Croods and Freaky Will Have Shortened Theatrical Window

It’s kind of slim pickings for new movies at the theater right now — that is, if you have any theaters open in your area. And if you actually want to go like we do. Might go later today before the one lone Washington State Regal Cinema closes — MAYBE — as reported by Variety … Continue reading Universal: The Croods and Freaky Will Have Shortened Theatrical Window

Good deal – AMC strikes historic deal with Universal to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

17 days. Wow. This is a better deal than anybody predicted would be cut by Universal. Yes, the same Universal that was being threatened by AMC earlier this year for their decision to release Trolls World Tour to VOD (see: AMC Titanic May Just Have Struck Studio Iceberg – They Will No Longer Play ANY … Continue reading Good deal – AMC strikes historic deal with Universal to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

Collapsing Theatrical Windows Are Not The End Of Cinema Life As We Know It

A lot of doomsday news out there right now and it’s getting tougher to avoid and stay positive. I’ve been saying almost since this blog started that the theatrical window needed to be reduced (see: It’s Time To Shrink Theatrical Window To 30 Days). 90 days is too long to wait for streaming. We’re in a … Continue reading Collapsing Theatrical Windows Are Not The End Of Cinema Life As We Know It

Universal will break theatrical window with Trolls World Tour available for same day streaming

Simultaneous theater and home release streaming is coming April 10, 2020 with Trolls World Tour, “thanks” to the coronavirus, at the rental cost of $19.99. The streaming is about the only thing that is guaranteed. Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” will be the first movie it will simultaneously debut online and in theaters on April 10. … Continue reading Universal will break theatrical window with Trolls World Tour available for same day streaming

Greenland Will Not Get Theatrical Release, PVOD First, HBO Pays $20-30 Million For Exclusivity

Is this a surprise? Sadly, no. Another movie that could have been watched in theaters is now, quite unnecessarily we think, skipping the big screen. Wondering how much it’s worth to be able to say an originally intended theatrical release movie is exclusively available on your streaming channel? HBO is giving us some insight with … Continue reading Greenland Will Not Get Theatrical Release, PVOD First, HBO Pays $20-30 Million For Exclusivity

Paramount sharing The Lovebirds on Netflix, skipping theatrical release

On the heels of Trolls World Tour getting a simultaneous theater and streaming release on April 10 — and it seems doubtful any theaters will be reopened by that date — news now comes that Paramount is skipping a theatrical release and Netflix will be picking up The Lovebirds directly. The Lovebirds marks the first … Continue reading Paramount sharing The Lovebirds on Netflix, skipping theatrical release