The ‘Fantastic’ world of navigating the ‘Beast’ of Hollywood distribution.
By the good graces at Warners, we were able to get the latest from the Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, on the break for the one-week in Nelson. As a single-screen in a smaller community this is wonderful news, so that we can bring in other highly anticipated films like Arrival in good time.
Many of you no doubt noticed that Dr. Strange was strangely absent so far from our screen, but as is the policy with Disney, we would have been required to play it for a three-week, no split commitment, that would have prevented us from showing Fantastic Beasts on release.
Each studio has its own terms, and this can present numerous challenges to predictably providing longer sighted confirmed schedules. We had hoped to bring in Dr. Strange on Nov. 25th following Fantastic Beasts, but even in its fourth-week from release, Disney still wanted a two-week commitment that would have pushed Arrival two more weeks out.
Thus are our challenges, and reasons for the sometimes disappointing delays to the films you want to see most. To those of you who resisted jumping on seeing Benedict Cumberbatch this far, we hope that you please keep checking our website and social media for updates, and continue to choose to support your local cinema.
And for this week, at least, there will be no disappointment with a fantastic week of screenings of, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, which chronicles the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Coming Next: Arrival, Alexander Ekman’s A Swan Lake, Tight Loose and a Pura Vida Fundraiser
[one_half]Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Thurs. Nov. 17 @ 7:00pm, Fri. Nov 18 @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm, Sat. Nov 19 @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm, Sun. Nov 20 @ 4:00pm & 6:45pm, Mon. Nov 21 @ 7:00pm, Tues. Nov 22 @ 7:00pm, Wed. Nov 23 @ 9:00pm, Thurs. Nov 24 @ 7:00pm