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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    This is why I suggested major studios prop up these theaters for the next six months, perhaps in return for an additional share of their business once it's up and going.
    Unlikely. I'm sure they'd rather you watch at home. They then get a second income stream selling your data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    But as soon as demand returns (vaccine) you'll see tens of thousands of new restaurants.
    There's not going to be a vaccine any time soon.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Re: Theater Industry on the brink

    Speaking of live theater:

    https://bookandfilmglobe.com/creator...oyed-the-arts/

    A quick scan of the performing arts listings reveals that the following events are going on in the United States this week: A performance of Sweeney Todd in St. George, Utah, a performance of “Blink: The Musical”, in Provo, Utah, and an outdoor performance of Handel’s “Water Music” by the Salt Lake City Symphony. So, relatively, Utah looks pretty good. As for the rest of the country, we have a passel of shows in Branson, Missouri, including the Dolly Parton Stampede, a socially-distanced concert by a Fleetwood Mac tribute band in Atlanta, a trio of Jason Isbell shows in suburban Nashville, and the Grand Ole Opry. That’s it. That’s the Arts in America.

    Maybe I’m missing something. Perhaps a lone guitarist is strumming out Bob Seger’s greatest hits to a small audience of drunken bikers in darkest Tucson. Maybe some hippie banjo player is entertaining a couple of dozen in a park in Manitou Springs. There might be a hip-hop speakeasy in Houston. But the fact remains: It’s not much. October is typically the liveliest cultural month of the year in this country, the former cultural capital of the world. But no more. Now we have nothing but reality TV, politics, disease, and charity celebrity Zoom readings of 80s teen comedies.

    We’ve destroyed the performing arts in America. Congratulations. Good job to all of us. There’s no public singing, dancing, speaking, or otherwise emoting. Coronavirus may continue to spread, but the arts are gone.



    Good job, indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...x-and-theaters

    Well this is big. Warner Bros is releasing their entire 2021 slate of movies on HBO Max as well as in theatres. Basically if you have a HBO Max subscription you'll get 30 days to watch the movie.


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    Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation “In the Heights” — will stream on HBO Max at the same time the films play in theaters.

    The AT&T-owned Warner Bros. will turn to a hybrid distribution model next year. Films will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the U.S. After one month, they will stop streaming and continue to play only in theaters.

    The move follows Warner Bros.' decision to put “Wonder Woman 1984” on HBO Max in December, along with a concurrent theatrical run. If that pivot sent shockwaves through the industry, Thursday's announcement rattled Hollywood to the core.

    “Given the unprecedented time that we're in, we needed a creative solution to address our fans, our filmmakers and our exhibitors, said Ann Sarnoff, chief executive of WarnerMedia Studios, in an interview. “Big and bold is a necessity right now.”

    Sarnoff called it a “temporary solution” and a “one-year plan.” The studio said other options — releasing big-budget films solely in reduced capacity theaters or delaying films another year — weren't appealing. Warner Bros.' move amounts to an acknowledgement that any full rebound for theaters is still a year or more away.

    “We've got to get people back in theaters at full capacity at some point. If you read the medical experts that's going to take a while to work its way through the system," said Sarnoff. “If we saw an end in sight to the pandemic, we might have a different strategy. But we don’t see that at this moment.”

    HBO Max is only available in the United States. Internationally, the studio’s 17 films planned for 2021 release will roll out exclusively in theaters.

    Warner Bros.' decision resonates especially because the 117-year-old studio of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Casablanca” has long been a market-leader in Hollywood — and one known as especially supportive of theaters. The studio has generally ranked among the top two studios in market share over the past decade — most recently dwarfed only by Walt Disney. Warner's films typically account for $1.5-2 billion annual in ticket sales in North America — a lot of money to compensate for in HBO Max subscribers. Warner Bros. confirmed the films will be available to subscribers with no further charge.
    Following Warner Bros.' announcement, shares of AMC Entertainment fell 16%; Cinemark was down 22%.

    Under chief executive Jason Kilar, the former Hulu chief, WarnerMedia recently reorganized to further prioritize its streaming service. He has moved aggressively to boost HBO Max, even if it comes at the expense of the theatrical marketplace. After a rocky rollout, HBO Max said in October that nearly 9 million people were using HBO Max, though 29 million had access to the streaming service as part of their HBO subscriptions. For comparison, Disney+ has about 74 million subscribers, though it's available worldwide.

    The demise of the traditional 90-day theatrical window — something long sought by some in Hollywood — has accelerated, and many think it's gone for good. Universal Pictures last month made deals with both AMC Theatres and Cinemark to give them the option of shifting movies into home release after just 17 days in theaters. Disney has postponed most of its releases, but redirected “Hamilton," “Mulan” and the upcoming Pixar release “Soul” to Disney+.

    ^Warner Brothers tentative release schedule:

    12-12-20 Wonder Woman 1984
    1-15-21 Mortal Kombat
    1-29-21 The Little Things
    3-5-21 Tom & Jerry
    3-12-21 The Many Saints of Newark
    4-16-21 Reminiscence
    5-21-21 Godzilla vs. Kong
    6-4-21 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
    6-18-21 In The Heights
    7-16-21 Space Jam: A New Legacy
    8-6-21 The Suicide Squad
    9-10-21 Untitled Horror Film
    10-1-21 Dune
    11-5-21 Elvis
    11-19-21 King Richard
    12-4-22 The Matrix 4
    12-22-21 Sherlock Holmes 3
    x-xx-21 Black Adam
    x-xx-21 Judas and the Black Messiah
    x-xx-21 Malignant
    x-xx-21 No Sudden Move
    x-xx-21 Tomb Raider 2

    ^the-numbers.com

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    Re: Theater Industry on the brink

    Mortal Kombat?????
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: Theater Industry on the brink

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Mortal Kombat?????
    Yep, they’re re releasing it. The guy who played the black Power Ranger is Liu Kang I think.

    Looks like I need to find a way to get HBO Max. It’s the only thing not on Roku. That and Facebook Video.
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    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: Theater Industry on the brink

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    Under chief executive Jason Kilar, the former Hulu chief, WarnerMedia recently reorganized to further prioritize its streaming service. He has moved aggressively to boost HBO Max, even if it comes at the expense of the theatrical marketplace. After a rocky rollout, HBO Max said in October that nearly 9 million people were using HBO Max, though 29 million had access to the streaming service as part of their HBO subscriptions. For comparison, Disney+ has about 74 million subscribers, though it's available worldwide.
    I think this is ultimately more about boosting HBO Max than anything.

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    Re: Theater Industry on the brink

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRat13 View Post
    I think this is ultimately more about boosting HBO Max than anything.
    Agreed, though it will be interesting to see if any other major studios follow suit - if they do it becomes a much bigger thing.

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    Re: Theater Industry on the brink

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Mortal Kombat?????
    The 1995 version is definitive, not sure how it can be topped
    Go Gators!


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