Movie Releases Pushed Back Chat Due To Coronavirus(Covid19)

richp007

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I just can't see it. Honestly can't. How are they gonna do it? And the big releases won't chance it surely.

And it's not like they can pull them the day before, they'll have to announce in the next few weeks.

Looking like an absolute disaster for cinema's to be honest :(
 

Drax1

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I just can't see it. Honestly can't. How are they gonna do it? And the big releases won't chance it surely.

And it's not like they can pull them the day before, they'll have to announce in the next few weeks.

Looking like an absolute disaster for cinema's to be honest :(
With the US in particular seemingly now in reverse with the virus, the earliest the higher profile releases can hit will be late September/October imo. And that's assuming that they (and everywhere else) get a grip on infection rates.
 

alphaomega16

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Goddamnit America, I need my cinema back with movies, especially Hitmans Bodyguard 2.
 

alphaomega16

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HB2 been pencilled in for next year for sometime now....
I know but was hoping it might be moved up if things got back to semi normal, I thought a year delay was just playing it safe.
 

richp007

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I'm beginning to fear we may see no blockbusters in 2020 now. And that many cinema's all over the place will just close as a result.

It's hard to imagine with fears of multiple waves of the virus for the rest of this year, how the US market is going to be accessible for the major features.
 

SteveAWOL

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Hopefully cinemas will manage to survive although it sounds like Hollywood will struggle to get films originally scheduled for 2021 wrapped up what with the ongoing chaos Stateside.


 

SteveAWOL

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And so the delays to 2021 release dates begins... guess we’ll have this year’s movies to watch instead, assuming the multiplexes survive...

 

jdevil

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Mulan and Tenet were the 2 big films to kick start the Cinema campaign push, without those two the future looks grim as something like A Quiet Place 2 is simply not big enough to pull large audiences.
 

nheather

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Mulan and Tenet were the 2 big films to kick start the Cinema campaign push, without those two the future looks grim as something like A Quiet Place 2 is simply not big enough to pull large audiences.
Couldn’t agree more. I have Cineworld Unlimited (three memberships in the family). and I have been keeping a keen eye on (1) whether I feel it is safe and (2) whether there is enough that I want to see to justify the expense.

I had already decided to take up the offer to freeze the memberships for up to three months but now even that is not looking sufficient because I’m no longer confident that there will be anything in November.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

VisionMan

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Theres another problem with MULAN. Its an American made movie about Chinese characters and the relations between China, America and the UK couldn't be lower at the moment. So the studio reckons if they release it in the USA it would bomb and if they released it in China, the second biggest cinema market in the world, as its made by an American studio, it would also bomb. So its release has been put on indefinite hold. ie locked in the vaults with no plans for release, irregardless of the killer virus.
 

jrichy

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I just can't see it. Honestly can't. How are they gonna do it? And the big releases won't chance it surely.

And it's not like they can pull them the day before, they'll have to announce in the next few weeks.

Looking like an absolute disaster for cinema's to be honest :(
I really think they should release it over on netflix/amazon. make it payable rentable media and they will surely make the same money as they would in the cinema.

I would pay £20 for Tenant to be available to me for a period of time on my amazon prime/netflix so i can watch it at my own convenience
 

VisionMan

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First debuting to streaming is looking more and more likely as spikes in the virus everywhere are proving to be very concerning.

In my North West area, Manchester, increased lock downs due to second high virus spike rates include Blackburn, Derwent, Rochdale and today, Oldham. Thats 2 miles from where we live. In my opinion Middleton will be next as its geographically sandwiched in between the two. Not good.
 

jdevil

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First debuting to streaming is looking more and more likely as spikes in the virus everywhere are proving to be very concerning.

For sure, Universal seems to be adopting for this route. Shorter cinema release then straight to VOD premium.
 

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