theatrical release

theatrical release

The date a new movie is entered into the theater distribution system for public viewing. Alternate formats of the movie, such as DVDs, Blu-ray discs and video-on-demand, are scheduled for distribution a set number of weeks or months after the theatrical release. See video-on-demand.
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The deal came about when Swanberg's new film was finished, IFC marketing VP Ryan Werner explains: "He said he didn't really care about a theatrical release as much as getting the film out there.
As indicated last quarter, we do not expect `Over the Hedge' to contribute any significant revenue to the company until later in the year because of the upfront marketing and distribution costs associated with its theatrical release,'' said Chief Financial Officer Kris Leslie.
In September, first-time feature director Georgia Lee makes sure that door stays wide-open with the theatrical release of Red Doors, a mordantly funny and touching ensemble family drama that premiered in 2005 at the Tribeca Film Festival and made an award-winning tour of the film festival circuit last year.
Top Spot was scheduled for UK theatrical release in December but was given an 18 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification, which deemed it unfit for minors because of a suicide scene (in fact, an almost euphemistically discreet series of shots: a drip of blood on a razor, bathwater turning pink).
The question is whether we'll have to wait a decade or more for another theatrical release of an Easy Rawlins sequel, despite abundance of Rawlins novels available and ripe for the plucking.
Originally shown at Sundance in 1999 under the title Backroads, Cheechoo's harrowing tale of three sisters coping with sexual violence on a Manitoulin Island reserve was heavily edited by the film's American distributors who were subsequently unable to secure a theatrical release for their commercialized product.
Melancholia Also Available Before its Theatrical Release
Currently, the limit of 20 imported films per year for theatrical release means we only distribute two or three films in China of the 25 to 40 films that we produce annually," says WHV exec VP John Quinn.
Pretty much everyone has seen Brad Bird's mega-hit ``The Incredibles,'' so check out his previous film, which is every bit as clever and resonant yet somehow failed to click in its theatrical release.
Technicolor provided a combination of best-in-class creative and technical services in both the film and digital arena, including front-end negative processing and dailies, digital intermediates, theatrical release printing and digital cinema services.
Apart from Jesse Archer's entertaining portrayal of an exceedingly sex-positive waiter, there's no good reason for this movie to exist, much less get a theatrical release.
Recent specialty titles such as "Sylvia" and "The Company" are increasingly available on DVDs imported from other territories before their official theatrical release date.