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Old 09-03-20, 07:17 PM
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That is not helpful.
Old 09-03-20, 09:03 PM
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Production on 'The Batman" has halted again because Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19:
https://deadline.com/2020/09/batman-...19-1234569959/
With filming on Matt Reeves’ The Batman having resumed only three days ago after pausing 5 1/2 months ago, the UK production at Warner Bros. Leavesden has stopped again after one of the people on the production turned up positive with COVID-19. Deadline has confirmed that star Robert Pattinson is the member of the production team who tested positive for the virus.

Said Warner Bros. this morning about the situation: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.” No further information was provided by the studio in protecting their workers’ privacy.
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Wow, that certainly throws a wrench in things. Of course he will have been around everyone in production. You have to wonder how he, and only he, became positive.
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So just announced today. Orange County, CA has improved enough to move into the Red tier and movie theaters are now permitted to reopen. When exactly, not sure.

It's at 25% capacity. So that's good news that OC and San Diego in So Cal are now good to go. If they are permitted to reopen by Friday, I'll probably attempt to see either New Mutants or Tenet.
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So OC theaters are officially reopened. Regal has started opening them since yesterday. Bought my 1st ticket. Train to Busan presents: Peninsula. Seeing it tomorrow at the Regal in La Habra, CA, which is considered part of OC.

AMC has not opened yet.
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All I'll say is that the response is shitty. I've been on hold (in Canada) for the fourth time with no response. Nothing. And the bank has sent threatening letters. The credit cards have sent the same letters. And it doesn't doesn't matter. I try to contact them, and I get put on hold for hours and hours. I guess this is it. Oh well.
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I'll peace out for a bit I guess.
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So OC theaters are officially reopened. Regal has started opening them since yesterday. Bought my 1st ticket. Train to Busan presents: Peninsula. Seeing it tomorrow at the Regal in La Habra, CA, which is considered part of OC.

AMC has not opened yet.
Cool. I'm curious what the theater experience will be like. I've been to theaters (non covid times) during the day where there's like nobody there, but I wonder what it's like at night time, especially concessions (which always seems like a long line even if there are only like five people in the entire theater).
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All I'll say is that the response is shitty. I've been on hold (in Canada) for the fourth time with no response. Nothing. And the bank has sent threatening letters. The credit cards have sent the same letters. And it doesn't doesn't matter. I try to contact them, and I get put on hold for hours and hours. I guess this is it. Oh well.
Not sure what you're talking about here. Did you post this in the right thread?
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Not sure what you're talking about here. Did you post this in the right thread?
Probably not even in the right forum
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So I made it back to the theatre today. I went to an older Regal theatre in La Habra, CA.

Overall, it was a good experience. The theatre was super clean and as soon as I walked into the door, the ticket taker/scanner person was in the middle of wiping things down. I said to her "Welcome Back" and she was very appreciative. If you choose to go back, please be nice to the theatre staff. Many of them were out of work for over 6 months.

I went into the restroom after I got seated and there was a staff member cleaning the sink as I walked in.

Only 2 others were in the movie I went to see "Peninsula" and they were a row ahead of me and were respectful to the rules. They had masks on and every now and then, lowered their mask to eat popcorn and sip their soda. I also did the same every 10-12 minutes.

It was a good experience and almost felt like how theatre going was before the pandemic. I'm not overly paranoid when going out, so I don't have excessive amount of stress like some of you during these times. Just use good judgment and common sense. If you don't feel well, stay home. Don't overreact and think that movie-going is some kind of toxic wasteland. Some of the shit and overreaction I've read is laughable.
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I'm not far from you, DJariya. I haven't stepped foot into an AMC or Pacific Theaters in last August. Honestly, for the time being I don't mind not seeing things when they're in theater because I'm paranoid about getting sick. Which sucks, but I also don't mind paying $30 to stream it for 24 hours if it's available, or an outright "purchase".

I was disappointed Batman got shut down due to a positive case. I don't expect people to willingly endanger their lives, but I was looking forward to it being on time. Whatever that means these days.
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Wall Street Journal is reporting that Wonder Woman 1984 will be delayed. I think they want to hold out a little longer until LA and NY theatres can open. Some people have noticed that there’s been almost marketing in the last month or so.

Update: Moved to Christmas

https://deadline.com/2020/09/wonder-...ne-1234575379/

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Old 09-11-20, 11:41 AM
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So I made it back to the theatre today. I went to an older Regal theatre in La Habra, CA.

Overall, it was a good experience. The theatre was super clean and as soon as I walked into the door, the ticket taker/scanner person was in the middle of wiping things down. I said to her "Welcome Back" and she was very appreciative. If you choose to go back, please be nice to the theatre staff. Many of them were out of work for over 6 months.

I went into the restroom after I got seated and there was a staff member cleaning the sink as I walked in.

Only 2 others were in the movie I went to see "Peninsula" and they were a row ahead of me and were respectful to the rules. They had masks on and every now and then, lowered their mask to eat popcorn and sip their soda. I also did the same every 10-12 minutes.

It was a good experience and almost felt like how theatre going was before the pandemic. I'm not overly paranoid when going out, so I don't have excessive amount of stress like some of you during these times. Just use good judgment and common sense. If you don't feel well, stay home. Don't overreact and think that movie-going is some kind of toxic wasteland. Some of the shit and overreaction I've read is laughable.
Were the seats assigned (I realize not every theater did this pre covid but I would think at this point they would)? The one thing that worries me about going to the theater is the recycled air, which was brought up in that article where the "experts" said opening theaters was a terrible idea. Concession stand lines you can control yourself, same with seating arrangements and such, but if the recycled air is really a problem that's not something you can really do anything about.
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Wall Street Journal is reporting that Wonder Woman 1984 will be delayed. I think they want to hold out a little longer until LA and NY theatres can open. Some people have noticed that thereís been almost marketing in the last month or so.
Christmas now. And apparently they arenít moving Dune (as of now) because they think there is room for both which is really stupid.
Old 09-11-20, 12:09 PM
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Were the seats assigned (I realize not every theater did this pre covid but I would think at this point they would)? The one thing that worries me about going to the theater is the recycled air, which was brought up in that article where the "experts" said opening theaters was a terrible idea. Concession stand lines you can control yourself, same with seating arrangements and such, but if the recycled air is really a problem that's not something you can really do anything about.
From Regal's website:

The Auditorium

  • Guests will be required to wear face masks at all times while in the auditoriums. Masks can be removed inside the auditorium only while eating and drinking. Employees monitor auditoriums throughout each performance as standard practice. Where socially unacceptable behavior is observed, including the non-wearing of a mask, this will be addressed with the patron.
  • Where required by state or county mandate, auditorium capacities will be reduced to 50%.
  • We are Increasing our fresh air intake by 50%-100% above normal levels (which will help circulate more fresh air throughout auditoriums).
  • Our reservation system will maintain two empty seats between groups (1 seat at recliner locations) to maintain proper social distancing throughout the movie.
  • At theatres where performances are non-reserved, you will be requested to leave two seats between groups.
  • Group sizes will only be limited where required by a state or county mandate.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

Christopher Nolan was at the Regal Cinemas in Irvine this week. This is at the Irvine Spectrum and was newly renovated,



He was not there to promote Tenet though. He and his wife were there to see the Broken Hearts Club.
Old 09-16-20, 02:31 PM
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Christopher Nolan was at the Regal Cinemas in Irvine this week...He was not there to promote Tenet though. He and his wife were there to see the Broken Hearts Club.
That Tweet was to promote Tenet. Note the banner at the top of the image.


I'm pretty sure that's a video screen, so they likely either had to wait for Tenet to be showing, or deliberately set the system to show it, to take the photo. He'd look like an ass if he stated he went to see his own movie though, and he's likely interested in other films.

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