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Old Posted Jun 30, 2020, 12:21 AM
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Cineplex loses $178.4M in first quarter

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Basically, COVID has ended the movie theatre business for the time being.

Even if movie theatres opened again, it's not as if there's anything for them to show. New releases aren't being released.

I'd say the movie business has been one of the hardest hit.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2020, 1:05 AM
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Basically, COVID has ended the movie theatre business for the time being.

Even if movie theatres opened again, it's not as if there's anything for them to show. New releases aren't being released.

I'd say the movie business has been one of the hardest hit.
So long as Top Gun isn't delayed AGAIN lol.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2020, 6:41 PM
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Hollywood isn't releasing anything too soon. But the theatre said that there will be $5 movies of older stuff, I guess the stuff that was in theatres at the closure.
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Our movieplex will be opening up shortly. Don't know what they're gonna show tho. Plus we have "Open Air Cinema" or something like that setting up around here.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2020, 8:48 PM
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Our movieplex will be opening up shortly. Don't know what they're gonna show tho. Plus we have "Open Air Cinema" or something like that setting up around here.
Zibi and Lansdowne Park have both created drive-in nights. Lansdowne has classic movies while Zibi will be hosting drive-in concerts in partnership with the NAC and the organizers of Bluesfest. Bluesfest is the Ottawa area's biggest music festival, usually attracting around 300,000 over 10 nights.
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Even if movie theatres opened again, it's not as if there's anything for them to show. New releases aren't being released.
Don't understand why they don't release some of these new movies to rent for $20 on video on demand. That would be the approximate equivalent of two movie tickets.

I think there has been some similar experimentation with this in recent years where movies are available to rent at a higher price relatively quickly after it's been the theatres.

I guess the economics of forgoing the box office just don't work for bigger budget movies..
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they have been doing that. Steve Carrel's new movie and Pete Davidsons new movie both went directly to streaming on demand.

They are 19.99

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Where to watch it: Rent on digital $19.99 on Amazon and Apple

King of Staten Island is 19.99 on youtube.
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they have been doing that. Steve Carrel's new movie and Pete Davidsons new movie both went directly to streaming on demand.

They are 19.99

IRRESISTIBLE
Where to watch it: Rent on digital $19.99 on Amazon and Apple

King of Staten Island is 19.99 on youtube.
Can't imagine either those movie had very large budgets though..so maybe it's easier for them to forgo box office.

Tenet's budget looks to be around ~$200M.
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I think Chris Nolans movie got pushed back to august now. If things keep going as badly as they are in the states I wonder how Hollywood will react.
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