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Warner Bros. has removed “Tenet” from its release calendar, delivering a big blow on the exhibition industry at a time when movie theaters had hoped to peg their re-opening to the late summer debut of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller.

Though necessary given the mass uncertainty over when cinemas across the globe can safely reopen, the decision further complicates Hollywood’s already bumpy plan to revive moviegoing. “Tenet” was originally scheduled to debut on July 17 but was pushed back twice until Aug. 12. It’s unclear when it will now welcome audiences, but the studio plans to announce a new release date “imminently.”

“We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for ‘Tenet,’ Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature,” said Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. “Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theater partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen.”

 

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/tenet-delayed-again-christopher-nolan-1234699068/

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Does this mean we won’t get any more shitty remakes of good movies?

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In other news, for seemingly no reason...ACC has announced their plans to offer 200 more classrooms around Central Texas as the demand for in-person community college courses soars in completely unrelated news.  Good lord, the total and complete wastes of real estate we're gonna have to explain to our children one day soon.  
 

"sorry there's no ponds or trails for 10 miles in any direction Timmy, but we just had to have these 4 acre buildings that sometimes showed up to one good movie a week to as many as 30 people.  It seemed rational at the time.  You're really not gonna like when you hear about Kohl's."  

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1 hour ago, Hate said:

Does this mean we won’t get any more shitty remakes of good movies?

No, they'll just go to streaming platforms. By September someone will come out with some movie theater service

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This is probably the death of the big chain theaters like AMC Cinemark the ones that just churn out ticket sales, places like Alamo and iPic can survive because of the experience they offer.

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didn’t amazon recently buy AMC?  I’m sure they have plans to do something with it. 

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I watched the trailer for Tenet and I have no idea what it's about.  Nolan strikes again.

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The return of the drive in will precipitate the return of the full-size sedan. 

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I still don't know how you Texans used to bang at the drive-in back in the day. Would seem to me like it'd be hotter than two rats in a sock in the back side of that velour Oldsmobile.  Then again, we were all once and young and probably didn't start sweating taking the trash out.  

We did a drive-in movie with the kids in April in Round Rock to see "Trolls" and everybody cut their engines about 15 minutes in and we opened up the windows/sunroof and it was pretty nice.  But I can't imagine doing that in August.  But I guess everybody just keeps the A/C on and has a time.  South Austin's mom sure enjoys going trunk to hood to sunroof...in an order that would surprise you.  

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1 hour ago, Deej said:

The return of the drive in will precipitate the return of the full-size sedan. 

and a population explosion

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2 hours ago, Michael Knight said:

No, they'll just go to streaming platforms. By September someone will come out with some movie theater service

Unless we do it first...profit?

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4 hours ago, Deej said:

The return of the drive in will precipitate the return of the full-size sedan. 

and the bench seat

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3 hours ago, Bevo&Pevo said:

Unless we do it first...profit?

Yeah it’s not like Netflix and Apple and amazon and Disney already have a streaming service that distributes movies - some for “free” with the subscription and some pay per view. 
 

though I am surprised that your universal or Warner haven’t already developed their own platforms to skip distributors and theaters. 

Edited by Pato del Muerto

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Hopefully more movies go the way of Greyhound and continue to get picked up.  

I haven’t seen any numbers but surely that’s been a huge hit for Apple+. 

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just as everyone started ride-sharing, the drive-in theater is coming back!
We're actually going to a drive-in Friday night double feature with a live q and a featuring one Mr. Michael Anthony Hall.

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10 hours ago, Hate said:

Does this mean we won’t get any more shitty remakes of good movies?

And no more shitty remakes of shitty movies too, please. 

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7 hours ago, ztejas said:

I fucked my girlfriend in high school plenty in the back of my car with the car turned off.

Yes it gets hot as fuck. But you tend to not mind as much when you're... fucking.

Yes exactly, we also stayed outside all fucking day as kids and drank out of the fucking hose.

Ain't no fucking kid alive today that is gonna fuck without A/C

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7 hours ago, Lobo said:

I still don't know how you Texans used to bang at the drive-in back in the day. Would seem to me like it'd be hotter than two rats in a sock in the back side of that velour Oldsmobile.  Then again, we were all once and young and probably didn't start sweating taking the trash out.  

 

Back then, there was this thing called the "sundress." Shorts were shorter then, too. You had the velour so that all that skin you both were showing didn't stick to the seats, the way they do with leather or vinyl.

I didn't even get that. I had to finger-bang my girlfriend in the back seat of a 1974 Camaro. Not a lot of room to maneuver back there, but that's where the speakers were, so we could hear DLR encouraging us to do what we were there to do clearly.

Edited by Rimbo

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15 hours ago, Michael Knight said:

This is probably the death of the big chain theaters like AMC Cinemark the ones that just churn out ticket sales, places like Alamo and iPic can survive because of the experience they offer.

You mean the experience of spending $100 at a shitty movie?

Count me out.

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9 hours ago, henrygandorf said:

anthony michael hall?

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That one. Blame whiskey.

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10 hours ago, Chet Steadman said:

Hopefully more movies go the way of Greyhound and continue to get picked up.  

I haven’t seen any numbers but surely that’s been a huge hit for Apple+. 

I read Apple+ is throwing a lot of money around for movies. Look at how much Hulu paid for Palm Springs 

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Well bye. I literally hate chain movie theatres. Alamo Drafthouse is the only one I enjoy.

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Don't go to many thetres as an adult. On the rare occasion me and my wife get childcare for an evening we rarely waste it on a movie that we can just rent a few months later.  Part of it is because most new movies don't excite me that much, although I was planning on seeing Top gun2 this summer. 

but we take the kids a couple times a year and they have a good time and went all the time as a teenager and college student.  

 

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19 hours ago, Michael Knight said:

No, they'll just go to streaming platforms. By September someone will come out with some movie theater service

Disney could start dropping their wide-release movies on Disney+, charge a 48-hour rental fee of $15 or $20, and they are in business and rolling in even more dough.

Sony had a service they could, and with them, they are selling TV and audio systems, so it benefits them even more.

 

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13 hours ago, futureman said:

and the bench seat

Or a minivan with rear seats that fold into the floor.

Or better yet, one of the vehicles I want for my midlife crisis (fuck those dinky little sports cars or oversized pickup trucks)

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Or

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13 minutes ago, atomheartbevo said:

Apparently Vic Mackey has one, and is really into Star Wars

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Definitely not mine. Star Wars is lame.

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3 hours ago, Js1 said:

I read Apple+ is throwing a lot of money around for movies. Look at how much Hulu paid for Palm Springs 

Easier for some studios to make a profit that way, versus having to spend a lot on promos and splitting revenue with the theaters.

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29 minutes ago, atomheartbevo said:

Sony had a service they could, and with them, they are selling TV and audio systems, so it benefits them even more.

And playstations...

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I stopped going to theaters for a while, and then they brought in recliners and reserved seating, and it changed the game.  Going to movies became much less of a chore and I started going to more. 

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4 hours ago, atomheartbevo said:

Or a minivan with rear seats that fold into the floor.

Or better yet, one of the vehicles I want for my midlife crisis (fuck those dinky little sports cars or oversized pickup trucks)

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Or

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Have always been a Van guy, first vehicle I bought was a van I wanted to customize myself, only got as far as carpeting and a few Captains chairs.  Bought a High-Top Conversion van late 90s for a couple of family trips.  It had game system, vcr/tv to keep the boy occupied while driving, miss that thing. 

It was pretty similar to this...

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I'd miss not going to the theater, not much of a movie watcher at home except for movies I've seen/familiar with.  

Edited by Underdog

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Theaters have been dead to me for almost a decade, thanks to the never-ending stream of shitty movies they keep cranking out.

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36 minutes ago, Underdog said:

Have always been a Van guy, first vehicle I bought was a van I wanted to customize myself, only got as far as carpeting and a few Captains chairs.  Bought a High-Top Conversion van late 90s for a couple of family trips.  It had game system, vcr/tv to keep the boy occupied while driving, miss that thing. 

It was pretty similar to this...

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I'd miss not going to the theater, not much of a movie watcher at home except for movies I've seen/familiar with.  

 

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On 7/21/2020 at 12:52 PM, PilotsError said:

I stopped going to theaters for a while, and then they brought in recliners and reserved seating, and it changed the game.  Going to movies became much less of a chore and I started going to more. 

Agreed.  Some films are just better at the theater.  I like going but only seem to find 3-4 movies a year I am into.

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If they were dead, Tenet and WW: 1984 would be on HBO Max, Black Widow and Mulan would be on Disney+, the new Ghostbusters and Top Gun would be $25 rentals, etc.

They're waiting for a reason.

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i love going to the movies, especially hot summer evening date nights. 

i guess 1917 might have been the last movie we see in a theater. at least it was a good one. 😕

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On 7/20/2020 at 10:34 PM, DaysOff said:
On 7/20/2020 at 4:59 PM, henrygandorf said:
just as everyone started ride-sharing, the drive-in theater is coming back!

We're actually going to a drive-in Friday night double feature with a live q and a featuring one Mr. Michael Anthony Hall.

That dude is doing a meet-and-greet at some restaurant in Martindale.  

I honestly don't want to know what he has done that has left him so hard up for money.

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On 7/21/2020 at 4:40 PM, DougO said:

Theaters have been dead to me for almost a decade, thanks to the never-ending stream of shitty movies they keep cranking out.

I just don't like other people around while I am watching a movie.

Just like I wouldn't want someone next to me eating popcorn while I am reading something. 

I realize there are social aspects to some movies (we want as a family to Star Wars/Hobbity flicks) and of course, if I were dating I'd still like going.

Bit a movie I really want to watch with no distractions?  Sorry, big home screens and great home sound killed the theaters for me.

Plus age.  I'm a grouchy old fucker.

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The next movie I see that isn't significantly better in the theater will be the first. I'd go every damn day if I had the time.

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