- The 2020 movie release schedule is drastically changing.
- Some movies are even scrapping a theatrical release and being made available On Demand or streaming (or will be available at the same time as its theatrical release).
- “Mulan,” “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” “The One and Only Ivan,” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
- Keep coming back to this story to see the most up-to-date schedule of streaming/on-demand titles.
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As the US struggles to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many theaters, especially the big chains, have not been able to open back up. It’s led studios to release their titles by other means.
Some were sold off to streaming services (Paramount’s “The Lovebirds” went to Netflix and Sony’s “Greyhound” went to Apple TV Plus). Others went the Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) route, in which viewers pay a higher price than usual to see the movie (Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” and “The King of Staten Island”). Other titles just got plugged into the studio’s existing streaming platforms (“Scoob!” on HBO Max and “Artemis Fowl” on Disney Plus).
The trend is continuing as studios try to figure out what movies they are pushing to next year and which they want to release now.
Here are the movies that originally had theatrical release dates that you soon can watch on a streaming service or On Demand.
Note: This story will be updated as more movies move to streaming/PVOD releases.