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2020 Film Releases - The Latest News...

Back in May we updated on the corona impacted release dates for the 2020 blockbusters. A lot has happened since then and it has taken its toll on UK cinemas and movie theatres world-wide.

UK Cinema Attendance 2020 by Month

 

Despite Christopher Nolan's "TENET" taking nearly £16M ($20.6M) at the box office and still counting (Nolan's "Interstellar" took £24.4M ($31.4M) in 2014) movie studios and distributors could see that in the face of rising coronavirus statistics, the British movie-going public was largely too nervous to spend 2 hours in the same room as a group of strangers.

Having been pushed from its April 2020 slot and newly announced in a November 2020 slot, the 2nd October announcement that James Bond 25 "No Time To Die" was moving to a 2021 release date was too much for many cinema groups to take.

 

The April 2020 Movie Poster for James Bond 25, No Time To Die The November 2020 Movie Poster for James Bond 25, No Time To Die

 

On the 6th October, the world's second largest cinema chain, Cineworld, wrote to its UK customers.

“It’s with great sadness that we are getting in touch to let you know that all Cineworld cinemas across the UK and Ireland will be temporarily closed from Friday (October 9) until further notice.

This is not a decision we made lightly. We did everything in our power to support safe and sustainable re-openings of our cinemas and we are so very grateful for our employees who implemented the new protocols which resulted in lots of positive feedback from customers who visited our cinemas and felt safe. We were very proud of the fact that cinemas were open for 2 months and there was not one COVID case resulting from visiting the cinema. We cannot underscore enough how difficult this decision was.

 

With so many blockbuster films now pushing back their release dates, it was inevitable. 

Here are the latest published release dates for films originally due for release in 2020.

Black Widow 

F9 – Fast and Furious 9

Free Guy

The French Dispatch

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Jungle Cruise 

Morbius

Mulan

No Time To Die

Top Gun: Maverick

Wonder Woman 1984

Bill and Ted Face the Music

Dune

The King’s Man

Tenet

West Side story

Artemis Fowl

7th May 2021

28th May 2021

11th December 2020

2021 TBC

26th March 2021

30th July 2021

19th March 2021

Released on Disney+ 

2nd April 2021

8th July 2021

26th December 2020

16th September 2020

1st October 2021

12th February 2021

26th August 2020

10th December 2020

Released on Disney+

We know that in the absence of cinema trips, many of you are converting a room or a small corner of your home in to your own home cinema. Our posters, frames and Light Boxes are adding the finishing touches to many of them.

If you would like to create your own bit of cinema at home, why not take a look at what we have to offer?

Keep safe.

 

Adam and the Art of the Movies team. 

 

2 comments

  • You could be right Mark. There are some fantastic independent cinemas showing some amazing films. Our local the St Albans Odyssey is run with great love and curated with care. It’s a great evening out.

    Adam @ Art of the Movies
  • I think part of the problem is the major cinema chains rely on the the block busters for their major business.. Give people the chance to experience a wide range of films.

    Mark Curl

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