July was supposed to be the month movie studios and movie theatres got back to business. But record new outbreaks of the Coronavirus are now putting those plans on hold...
Unhinged delayed until (at least) July 31st
2020: "We seem to have developed a fundamental inability to apologize." #UnhingedMovie, in theaters July 31. https://t.co/KRwrgGhPcf— #UnhingedMovie (@#UnhingedMovie)1593623634.0
The producers of Unhinged aren't apologizing. Instead they are moving back its release date (again) as cases of Covid-19 continue to spike across the country.
The Russell Crowe action thriller was supposed to be among the first big Hollywood films released to movie theatres, since the lockdown. But now that's on hold.
Mulan delayed until (at least) August 21st
Most of the big multiplex chains had been timing their reopening for mid-July around planned releases like Mulan and Tenet...
Tenet delayed until (at least) August 12th
Time runs out. New art for #TENET only in theaters Wednesday, August 12. https://t.co/8Q0DBsIzj2— TENET (@TENET)1593619278.0
...but both of those films, now also pushed back again.
Regal Cinemas closed until (at least) July 31st
In line with the recent adjustments to upcoming movie release schedules, Regal theatres will reopen starting Friday… https://t.co/GIyOpJGQnn— Regal (@Regal)1593520950.0
Regal Cinemas had planned to reopen by July 10th with theater capacity reduced to 50% for social distancing and face-masks required for all guests.
AMC Theatres closed until (at least) July 30th
Taking into account the newly scheduled release dates of @DisneysMulan and @TENETFilm, AMC will pushback two weeks… https://t.co/pTLCjgOtPq— AMC Theatres (@AMC Theatres)1593455120.0
AMC also requiring face masks, a decision that came after much public backlash. The nation's largest chain planned to be back up and running by July 15th and promised reduced capacity, and other safety measures like disinfecting theaters each night.
Cinemark Theatres full opening delayed until (at least) July 31st
Thank you Marc at our West Plano, TX theatre for sanitizing our auditorium seats before each movie. We appreciate y… https://t.co/lM0ehxNEuJ— Cinemark Theatres (@Cinemark Theatres)1593097202.0
At Cinemark, many of their theaters will reopen on July 24th, showing classic movies at discounted prices.
They had planned to have all of their facilities open by July 17th, in time for Sony's planned release of The Broken Hearts Gallery. Now both have been pushed back.
Broken Hearts Gallery delayed until (at least) August 7th
Sony's 'The Broken Hearts Gallery' is moving its release date again, this time from July 17 to Aug. 7 https://t.co/XIMCukOc4i— The Hollywood Reporter (@The Hollywood Reporter)1593451637.0
Are audiences willing to risk being inside auditoriums, even as the Coronavirus continues to spread?
With film studios and theater owners changing their plans, daily, it remains to be seen if fans really are ready to return to the movies...