Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday October 17, 2015

Theater Owners Are Furious About Netflix’s New Movie

Beasts of No Nation, Netflix’s first original film, is now available to stream on Netflix. While it will also be shown in select cinemas, theater owners aren’t happy at what releases like this could mean for their business.

Earlier this year, major movie theater chains AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and Carmike told Variety they would refuse to screen Beasts, which stars Idris Elba. The outcry comes as the movie theater business faces similar pressures to those that torpedoed physical video storesآ—more and more viewers are shifting their entertainment habits online.