Palace Cinemas, Cinema Nova reiterate support for theatrical window

‘The Report.’

Palace Cinemas and Cinema Nova are among the locations that are screening Transmission Films’ The Report for one week on limited sessions before the political drama starts streaming on Amazon Prime on November 29.

Those exhibitors booked the Amazon Studios production which stars Adam Driver and Annette Bening as an alternate content release, a category traditionally reserved for non-theatrical fare such as live theatre, concerts, TV programs, sports events and anime films.

Executives at both companies staunchly support the 90-day theatrical window which is being challenged by the Netflix productions The King, The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes, which are playing at some independent cinemas three weeks before each drops on Netflix.

“Subverting the window is not in the long term interest of the consumer, producer, exhibitor or distributor as it hurts everyone in the value chain that produces, distributes and exhibits films, ultimately reducing content production and that hurts the consumer,
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