Ann Sarnoff, the chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, emphasized in a press release that the model is only intended to last through 2021, not as a permanent plan.
“We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions," Sarnoff said. “No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know new content is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, but we have to balance this with the reality that most theaters in the U.S. will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021."
The announcement has sparked mixed reactions online. Some moviegoers are excited to have the option to stream, while others worry about the impact this could have on the future of movie theaters:
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