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Old 06-25-20, 06:44 PM
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Just buy a couple of extra large popcorns and you can eat through the whole film without wearing a mask.


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I dread to think of the DV% of sodium a person took take in from 2 hours of continuous movie theater popcorn.
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Tenet delayed again to August 12th. Now taking bets itíll be delayed after that.

https://apple.news/A0Me26RAMQpu6IER-SIO8lw
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Mulan now August 21st.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...virus-pandemic
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

Unhinged moves to July 31st. It will be the first new movie. And because LA and NY have not officially approved theatres to reopen, they expect Regal and AMC to delay their openings.

https://deadline.com/2020/06/unhinge...we-1202958322/


Without Remorse pushed to February 2021

https://deadline.com/2020/06/paramou...21-1202971473/



Bill and Ted face the Music pushed to August 28th

https://deadline.com/2020/06/bill-te...84-1202958453/
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Did it ever open in China?
Old 06-27-20, 03:20 AM
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Did it ever open in China?
No. Disney wants this to be a worldwide premiere and China theatres are closed right now.
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Theaters in France are now open.

Old 06-29-20, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Unhinged moves to July 31st. It will be the first new movie. And because LA and NY have not officially approved theatres to reopen, they expect Regal and AMC to delay their openings.

https://deadline.com/2020/06/unhinge...we-1202958322/


Without Remorse pushed to February 2021

https://deadline.com/2020/06/paramou...21-1202971473/



Bill and Ted face the Music pushed to August 28th

https://deadline.com/2020/06/bill-te...84-1202958453/

These studios are only hurting themselves by delaying. The major theater chains are not going to last very long if they can only show old movies. Better to take the gamble that you might lose money on one film than to see movie theater industry collapse and go out of business.
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These studios are only hurting themselves by delaying. The major theater chains are not going to last very long if they can only show old movies. Better to take the gamble that you might lose money on one film than to see movie theater industry collapse and go out of business.
If nobody is going to go a new movie right now, then what happens is that both the studios lose money, and the movie chains still go under. They'd just be burning a new movie release for no good reason. If they delay the release until people are likely to show up, then it generates more revenue for both the studios and the theaters at that later time. It's not like movie studios are making new films at the moment, and already some releases have gone DTV. The longer film production is delayed, the less new content studios will have for theaters to screen when attendance actually eventually recovers.
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These studios are only hurting themselves by delaying. The major theater chains are not going to last very long if they can only show old movies. Better to take the gamble that you might lose money on one film than to see movie theater industry collapse and go out of business.
The problem is that a lot of major cities have not approved movie theatres to reopen. Itís not the studio and theatres fault.

Without revenue from New York, LA, SF and such, you canít release these movies with no one watching. And as mentioned many times, PVOD is a money loser for many of these movies. Most refuse to pay $20 or more for only a rental.
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Because of the recent slate of postponements, AMC pushed back their opening date to July 30th

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No. Disney wants this to be a worldwide premiere and China theatres are closed right now.
Oh I didn't realize Chinese cinemas are still closed. We actually opened up in the US quicker (in some areas) than China?
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https://deadline.com/2020/06/cinemar...OPKqHmhwPZMR04

Cinemark is now making masks mandatory.

When they and the other theatres will be able to reopen is another story.

They have dates set, but NY put theatre openings on hold indefinitely. LA has regressed and is also on hold indefinitely. Texas and Arizona are train wrecks right now.
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So all of Cali has shut down all movie theaters. I’m guessing Texas will follow shortly. Let the movie postponements continue.
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So all of Cali has shut down all movie theaters. Iím guessing Texas will follow shortly. Let the movie postponements continue.
Just to clarify no major chain is open right now. If any are open, it's a small Indie theater.

and it's closed for 3 weeks. LA county hasn't approved theaters to reopen yet.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

I went to my first movie this afternoon since about Christmas at my local chain theater. Seeing Ghostbusters on the big screen is always a treat and they have been open Thurs-Sun for almost a month now with retro screenings of classic movies. It was very clean and had no worries. They are just counting down the days until new movies are released as they need all the business they can get.

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That's kind of awesome, I meant to go see Empire Strikes Back but forgot.

We have a local theater doing a drive-in pop-up with a Shaun of the Dead / Dead Alive double feature which may be fun.
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That's kind of awesome, I meant to go see Empire Strikes Back but forgot.

We have a local theater doing a drive-in pop-up with a Shaun of the Dead / Dead Alive double feature which may be fun.
They were showing Disney's 4k remaster of the Empire Strikes Back which is such a rarity since they now own Lucasfilm and Fox but I decided on Ghostbusters since it was cheaper. If they would have shown the whole Original Trilogy I might have made the time for it.

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I have little faith in congress right now but apparent there is a bill in the works called the Restart Act that is meant as a loan program for performance art venues including movie theaters to help pay the bills to survive this year.

https://saveyourcinema.com/?fbclid=I...RGc#takeaction

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Today's retro movie on the big screen was Twister, it badly needs a 4k remaster. I saw the same three trailers of Tenet, Wonder Woman 84, and Mulan. I sure hope I can see them this year. Next week I'll probably go watch A League of their Own or Karate Kid on the big screen.
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https://collider.com/the-conjuring-3...source=twitter

The Conjuring 3 is postponed until June 4, 2021

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A friend claimed Chinese movie theaters are open. Is that true? I haven’t heard anything.
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A friend claimed Chinese movie theaters are open. Is that true? I havenít heard anything.
Yes in cities not badly affected by Coronavirus. But nothing over 2 hours can play, masks have to be worn and no concessions will be sold.
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Then did fucking Mulan open?

That legislation about time is fascinating. What if something like that happened here. Films having to be under 120 min would be a major shakeup.

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