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This is going to kill a lot of the movie industry. A lot of movies meant for release have been delayed indefinitely or bought by Amazon or Netflix for release. I'm hoping this brings back drive in theatres.

I have an affinity for the in-theater movie experience. It's one of the things I'm missing during COVID.
 

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This is going to kill a lot of the movie industry. A lot of movies meant for release have been delayed indefinitely or bought by Amazon or Netflix for release. I'm hoping this brings back drive in theatres.
To that, here's the challenge...

There were a lot of "big" movies that were finished or in post production when Covid hit. They were going to be the summer blockbusters. As you mentioned, many/most were delayed. But the production companies already sunk their money and need a return, sooner rather than later. So, how long can they continue to push these off?

Similarly, Amazon and Netflix need new content. Many people feel like they've run through their libraries already. They're itching for new content. But can Amazon and Netflix take the risk of buying these blockbusters on the risk they're a flop and/or people aren't willing to pay for these the same way they would in a theater? A clue to this may be Disney's approach with live action Mulan:
Mulan's 2020 Box Office Explained: Was It A Success For Disney+?

Not everyone has the same distribution capability as Disney. I wasn't a huge movie goer prior to this but I would like to visit a theater again. Some shows are just better that way, ex. Ford v. Ferrari was amazing on the big screen. I imagine Top Gun 2 will be as well and when it's released, everyone is welcome to watch it with me, except @Board and Seize because he was mean.
 

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I have an affinity for the in-theater movie experience. It's one of the things I'm missing during COVID.

My favorite theater by far was the Alamo Draft House, sure the reclining leather seats, expansive menu, and top notch drinks were great. But they'd hold early viewings, show films straight from festivals consistently as well as throw back nights of cult classics.

They honestly changed how I view and enjoy the medium of film for the better. They've launched an On Demand streaming service that replicates it some, but it isn't the same.
 

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My favorite theater by far was the Alamo Draft House, sure the reclining leather seats, expansive menu, and top notch drinks were great. But they'd hold early viewings, show films straight from festivals consistently as well as throw back nights of cult classics.

They honestly changed how I view and enjoy the medium of film for the better. They've launched an On Demand streaming service that replicates it some, but it isn't the same.
They also have the best child policy I've seen from a theater.
 

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My favorite theater by far was the Alamo Draft House, sure the reclining leather seats, expansive menu, and top notch drinks were great. But they'd hold early viewings, show films straight from festivals consistently as well as throw back nights of cult classics.

They honestly changed how I view and enjoy the medium of film for the better. They've launched an On Demand streaming service that replicates it some, but it isn't the same.

Annoyingly, Alamo Drafthouse changed the game. So now every big theater has been converting their shit so that be a shitty version of Alamo Drafthouse.
 

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Leave them in your car for free?!

They would hold a separate showing where kids were welcome to be..well kids. Parents didn't have to worry about them, and they wouldn't interrupt other guests because the "standard experience" so to speak, was in an entirely separate theater. Fantastic system.

Annoyingly, Alamo Drafthouse changed the game. So now every big theater has been converting their shit so that be a shitty version of Alamo Drafthouse.


Before I moved I had an Alamo that was only 30 minutes away and I'd go a few times a month ( sometimes more if a movie I really enjoyed was playing i.e. Knives Out and The Gentleman). Then I went to the local theater here and I mean it's fine in a pinch but to give context I would drive 1 hour and 30 minutes to view a movie at the Alamo because the experience was that much better.
 

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Just watched Richard Jewell. Wow.

I didn't have an interest is seeing the film when it came out and didn't know a lot about the Atlanta bombing. Glad I watched this film. What an indictment on the media and the FBI. It's a lesson for today on the rush to conclusions.

Definitely recommend. 👍👍
 
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