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Old 11-05-20, 08:46 PM
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Free Guy and Death on the Nile pulled by Disney
That's surprising, it was assumed they would dump their remaining Fox movies since they need a theatrical release. Let's hope studios offer up some of their more popular franchise titles for re-release.. .that would at least get some film fans out, I'm checking out Hunt for Red October next wk.
Old 11-05-20, 09:55 PM
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Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi said Thursday that the major exhibitor has started taking a “dynamic” approach to theatrical windows, negotiating release terms on a film-by-film basis in a concession to COVID-19.

Upcoming Universal releases like The Croods 2, Let Him Go and Freaky, for example, will play in Cinemark theaters, Zoradi said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call. The CEO stressed that there is no overall, formal shift in windows along the lines of the deal rival AMC struck with Universal last summer, however. That deal lets releases leave AMC theaters after as few as 17 days of release.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

There will be no major releases until there's a vaccine with a decent amount of distribution.
Old 11-06-20, 06:35 PM
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Yeah, it's funny to see McDonald's toys, or Lego sets based on various movies that were meant to hit the theaters around the same time as the toy release. I guess those things are harder to move out at the last minute.
My Godzilla vs Kong book is scheduled to be delivered in less than two weeks. I wonder if it will get pushed out again.

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There will be no major releases until there's a vaccine with a decent amount of distribution.
I'd say it will go beyond that with a large number of the population taking a wait/see approach even after a vaccine is released.

By then, who knows how many theaters will be left.
Old 11-08-20, 08:45 PM
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I'm seeing Tenet tomorrow night for the 2nd time - as of right now there is one other person in the IMAX screening, which is a massive auditorium. Looked at the other showings out of curiosity - not one ticket purchased for anything else tomorrow night. And this is for what I consider AMC's best theater in the Seattle area. Planning to go to three movies this week, because I just can't see them keeping things open at this rate.
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I’m tentatively planning to see Freaky this week and maybe Vanguard next week. I saw Let Him Go on Friday. But I don’t know what else is coming in December. There’s no chance that Wonder Woman 1984 stays on Christmas.
Old 11-10-20, 12:08 PM
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Wow... one of the AMCs I’ve gone to on occasion is closing for good. It had 24 screens, IMAX, Dolby. I hope the two close to me don’t suffer the same fate.
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https://deadline.com/2020/11/regal-c...rs-1234611898/

Looks like Regal decided it wasn’t worth it and closed the 7 California locations and 11 NY locations that were open. The NY locations just recently reopened. They will all close on Thursday. I looked at the listings of one location and they are only doing 2 screenings per movie a day and I’m sure they are 99% empty.

I was at the Regal location in La Habra, CA to see Honest Thief and it was super slow. Totally understandable that they shut it down.
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Ugh, this is incredibly sad. And I love the movies but wow, I love my kids more and I'm just not going to go.
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Are you talking about the Hamilton 24 in NJ?
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Are you talking about the Hamilton 24 in NJ?
Yup.
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Yup.
I live right by it, and my wife took a second job there last year. The Marketfair is ok, but they have no room for Imax ( Hamilton had just updated their IMAX, and it re-opened for Onward) or Dolby. I am going to miss Hamilton
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We're already entering into the heaviest coronavirus spikes ever, and it'll get worse until Biden takes over and starts putting official procedures in place. So theaters will probably start recovering summer to fall of next year. That's my guess, even with a possible vaccine Pfizer may have now.
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https://variety.com/2020/film/news/s...ed-1234827386/

Movie theatres in San Diego and Sacramento have to shut down again because of increasing coronavirus cases in those counties.
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We're already entering into the heaviest coronavirus spikes ever, and it'll get worse until Biden takes over and starts putting official procedures in place. So theaters will probably start recovering summer to fall of next year. That's my guess, even with a possible vaccine Pfizer may have now.
How will they recover exactly? We're talking more than a billion in losses during the last quarter for AMC, Cinemark and one other chain. No clue what the overall total is now and it will just continue to accumulate.





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Very contingent on if/when there will be a recovery package for businesses. Right now, there's nearly a zero chance. Come January, we could see something, maybe. Until then, all of the theaters could be shuttered. Then who knows what after.
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Very contingent on if/when there will be a recovery package for businesses. Right now, there's nearly a zero chance. Come January, we could see something, maybe. Until then, all of the theaters could be shuttered. Then who knows what after.
In Houston, I saw that 12 thousand restaurants have closed permanently since March. I'm expecting the same for most of these theater chains even if they file for bankruptcy for protection.

As it stands now, The Arts (Actors, Musicians, Artists, etc) seem completely fucked. I haven't seen anything about a recovery package for them.
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Yeah, like I said. Government now in transition may or may not actually do something now for those business that are sinking - including the Arts people/businesses.
Old 11-16-20, 06:29 PM
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Movie theaters are now closed in my area due to spikes in coronavirus. Glad I got one last one in on Friday when I caught Freaky.

Also Cinemark just signed that 17 day PVOD deal with Universal like what AMC did.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/c...ZtiSIJ36zcRNC8
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I just got an email that Flix Brewhouse (An Alamo-like theater/brewery chain) is closing its doors effective immediately until Covid-19 is under control.
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WA is also shut down as of tonight. These shutdowns are going through the end of the year, no doubt.

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