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Old 03-25-20, 01:52 PM
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https://deadline.com/2020/03/amc-the...hq-1202892382/

AMC furloughs 600 of their corporate office employees in Kansas


Understandable. AMC has no money coming in. They have no choice other than laying all of them off.
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My favorite theater in the DC area is mom and pop place that shows art house movies, Cinema Arts Theater in Fairfax, VA. Variety did an article on how it has turned into a take out popcorn/concessions restaurant in order to try to pay their employees. It's a great look into what some companies are trying to do instead of laying everyone off.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/m...de-1203544570/

If it's in your heart to help them, starting this Friday you can rent the types of movies they shoe from the comfort of your home and half of your "ticket" will go to them. Check out their website for more info.

https://www.cinemaartstheatre.com
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20th Century Studios’ The Call Of The Wild and Searchlight Pictures’ Downhill will be made available on digital beginning Friday in the U.S., Disney said.
https://deadline.com/2020/03/call-of...ey-1202893132/
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https://deadline.com/2020/03/amc-the...hq-1202892382/

AMC furloughs 600 of their corporate office employees in Kansas


Understandable. AMC has no money coming in. They have no choice other than laying all of them off.
I've never seen a CEO furloughed before.
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https://deadline.com/2020/03/china-o...de-1202894103/

Well, so much for that. China changes their mind and re-closes all movie theatres until further notice.
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^ probably for the best. Their case rate was flattening out 1-2 weeks ago, but then started increasing (slightly) afterwards. Better to course-correct again, than to let it slide.
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Hong Kong started spiking in cases after a big drop. Anything opening now will just explode in new cases.
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Well, that sucks that people are still getting sick over in China 3+ months in.
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Films won’t have to screen in theaters to qualify for this year's Golden Globes

Other award shows could make similar changes to adjust for COVID-19.
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ROBYN BECK via Getty ImagesWith movie theaters closing amid the coronavirus pandemic, studios are sending theatrical releases to streaming or skipping theater reveals altogether. That's forcing the entire industry to adapt, and today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that it will temporarily consider films for the Golden Globe Awards even if they don't first screen in a theater.

Producers and studios must still prove that they had a "bona fide theatrical release" planned in Los Angeles between March 15th and April 30th, The Hollywood Reporter notes. Distributors must still set a date for an official screening, but they can send a DVD screener or screening link to HFPA members. The HFPA will also consider, at least temporarily, films released via streaming services and cable -- before they had to be released by pay-per-view services or theaters. HFPA says it will reassess and may extend the temporary changes beyond April 30th.

Other awards will likely follow suit. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering changes to Oscars eligibility, and it is expected to announce its decision following a meeting on April 14th.

Universal is now releasing movies in homes and theaters on the same day. Pixar's Onward arrived on Disney+ just weeks after its theatrical release, and Paramount is sending films straight to Netflix. Film festivals, including SXSW, are considering how they too might adapt, and of course, no one knows how long these measures will be necessary.
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https://people.com/movies/tom-hanks-...rus-diagnoses/

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are back in Los Angeles. They were seen driving. Looks like they have recovered.
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So, looks like Top Gun is next on the potential chopping block. I don't see theaters opening nationally until late May/early June... can Top Gun mount a marketing push "welcome back to the theaters" with Maverick? I could see the appeal, and hoping that's the case. (If not, may have to put it off until next yr) Tenet in mid July could also be the big first film to encourage people to go back to theaters.

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‘Robert the Bruce’ Skipping Theaters, Heads to Digital April 24

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/robert...ital-april-24/

Screen Media has canceled the upcoming theatrical release of the docudrama Robert the Bruce and will instead release the film through digital platforms and video-on-demand April 24.

The film is something of an unofficial sequel to Braveheart, picking up the story of Scottish king Robert the Bruce and his fight to free Scotland from English rule. Angus Macfadyen, who played Robert the Bruce in Braveheart in 1995, reprises the role and also co-wrote the film.

The story finds Robert the Bruce injured in battle and hiding out from the English army. He is nursed back to health by a widow and her family, who risk their lives for the hope of a free Scotland in defiance of their clan, which is pledged to support England.
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Sony Pictures has pushed back many of its major tentpoles — including “Morbius,” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “Uncharted” and “Peter Rabbit 2” — in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the studio announced on Monday.

See the full schedule of release date changes below.

Greyhound (Columbia Pictures) – TBD (from 6/12/2020)
Fatherhood (Columbia Pictures) – 10/23/2020 (from 1/15/2021)
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Columbia Pictures) – 1/15/2021 (from 08/07/2020)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Columbia Pictures) – 03/05/2021 (from 07/10/2020)
Sony/Marvel Morbius (Columbia Pictures) – 03/19/2021 (from 07/31/2020)
Uncharted (Columbia Pictures) – 10/8/2021 (from 03/05/2021)
Untitled Sony Marvel (Columbia Pictures) – TBD (from 10/08/2021)
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/m...ny-1203549616/
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Wow....If Top Gun gets pulled, May, June and July are going to be horrible at the movies.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

I just looked at the Summer 2020 schedule

and as of right now, the only "major" releases left that haven't got pulled yet for May, June, and July are:

Artemis Fowl
Spongebob
Candyman
Soul
Top Gun Maverick
Tenet
The Purge 5
Jungle Cruise
Bob's Burgers

What are the chances these all get nixed?

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The whole summer season is scrapped. I doubt any of them stay.

Top Gun will likely be delayed. Maybe they’ll be lucky and it will only be a few weeks.

Disney will pull and shuffle things for sure. It would be dumb to keep Jungle Cruise in that spot. If we are lucky to have theatres open by July, they should put Mulan or Black Widow in that spot.

Nolan will wait as long as possible, but I’m sure they’re already planning a new date to stake. They’ll probably push Dune to 2021 and give Tenet the spot.

The studios are going to have to have a major pow wow and work together to coordinate releases.

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Magnolia Pictures is rolling out a Virtual Cinema for some of their releases:
https://www.magnoliapictures.com/virtualcinema
Are you missing your local movie theater? So are we! That’s why Magnolia Pictures is proud to introduce a new way of supporting the independent theater you love while responsibly watching our awesome new releases from the safety of your home.While nothing can replace the magic of the movie-going experience, we’ve made this new process as easy as possible: just find your local theater below, click RENT, enter a bit of information, and you’re all set! All rentals are good for 30 days total and 72 hours after you begin watching. And the best part is that 100% of net proceeds from tickets sold will go towards supporting your local independent theater, through April 2 (from April 3 on, it'll be a 50/50 split).
The first two films available are The Whistlers and Once Were Brothers
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I’ve been wanting to see The Whistlers since I missed it at NYFF last year. I’ll probably screen that one.
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Wow....If Top Gun gets pulled, May, June and July are going to be horrible at the movies.
Iím guessing theaters will still be closed throughout the country for those months.
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I swear, New Mutants has to have a curse on it or something. They might as well just throw it up as a rental and be done with it at this point.
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I said in the Black Widow thread that I thought one of the big Disney movies would end up going straight to Disney+. I think Jungle Cruise is a good candidate for that, especially since it is unlikely they make window for Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
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Doing that would be extremely stupid. The blockbusters are just too expensive to drop on streaming. Soul would have more of a chance. But still very unlikely, IMO. If anything, it would still go the VOD route before Disney+.
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AMC hoping to re-open by mid-June

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Sounds more like wishful thinking.

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