Future Netflix releases are likely to come out in theaters first, which may not appeal to many subscribers.
If you have a Netflix account, you are sure to be enjoying the latest series and movie releases offered by this streaming entertainment service; some series and movies, most of them original, that you can view exclusively without having to go to the cinema to see the premiere, something that could change over time.
And it is that for the first time in history, a Netflix movie will be seen before in theaters, and you will not be able to view it on your Netflix account until no less than a month has passed, something that most viewers will not like. Subscribed, but that could set a precedent, given the company’s problems to be profitable.
And it is that in particular, it will be the film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (sequel to Daggers in the Back), which will be released first in theaters in the United States, Canada, and many European countries, including Spain, to later hit the streaming service a month later.
Thus, Netflix announced that Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be in 600 theaters in the United States during somber 2from9, the first film to debut in the three largest theater chains in the United States as AMC, Regal, and Cinemark.
Many of these chains also have rooms in other territories such as Europe, for example, in Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Spain; in selected cinemas, the film can also be seen before its arrival on Netflix.
If you don’t want to spend money on going to the movies, you’ll have to wait until December 23, when Netflix brings it to its service, and you can watch it.
“We believe that both exhibitors and streamers can continue to coexist successfully. Theaters will make more money by having more titles to show, and thanks to the greater cultural resonance those films can get from a theatrical release, they will end up being shown to a larger audience when they are brought to streaming platforms as well ,” notes the AMC CEO Adam Aron.
How this change affects your Netflix account
Although it seems like a specific agreement, it could not be ruled out that in the future, Netflix will do the same thing again with a tremendous exclusive release, premiering it first in theaters and then bringing it to its platform.
With this, Netflix would lose one of the reasons for its existence, which is to allow its subscribed users to view, exclusively, from the first day, original content, without it having been previously released in other places such as the cinema.
The fact that a great Netflix movie is first in theaters can end up spoiling the viewing experience for many users who do not want their long-awaited film to be seen before on another platform, such as the big screen, where they will have to pay to see her at her premiere.