AMC, Regal, and Cinemark are calling their inability to operate “unconstitutional” and in violation of their First Amendment rights.
The move follows the recent postponements of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and Disney’s live-action Mulan remake.
Known for his work in everything from Toy Story to Shrek to Wreck-It Ralph.
The cinema chain received swift backlash after initially wanting to avoid “political controversy.”
However, masks will be available for purchase.
All so you can see Mulan and Tenet.
Production on the highly anticipated sequel is on hold due to the pandemic.
Nolan’s latest blockbuster is now due out on July 31st.
Universal seemed to imply that the success of Trolls was proof that VOD was the way of the future.
Films no longer need to be physically screened in theaters in order to qualify.
The movie theater chain says re-opening is something “we cannot and will not do casually or quickly.”
AMC expects to stay closed until Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and Disney’s Mulan are released in July.