Launch of virtual movie theaters as aid measures by US distributors for independent cinemas

As Art House Convergence announced today several distributors have rallied to support their independent cinema partners and launch virtual movie theaters. During difficult times it has been amazing to witness the strength and generosity of our field.
In partnership with Art House Convergence, Film Movement has debuted Film Movement Plus – Virtual Cinema, a virtual theatrical experience that will allow customers to purchase tickets to Corpus Christi, Zombi Child, The Wild Goose Lake, L’Innocente or Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. As with traditional theatrical screenings, grosses will be divided between distributor and exhibitor.
Kino Lorber has launched Kino Marquee, a virtual theatrical exhibition initiative. Theaters can sell tickets to the Cannes-winning title Bacurau and their patrons will be able to watch the film from home through Kino’s specially designed platform. For a list of participating theaters and booking information, read more here.
In partnership with Nitehawk Cinema, Film Bot is also working to develop Movie Night, live virtual special events featuring screenings and filmmaker Q&As. Audience members will be able to dedicate their ticket purchase to their local art house.
Further information here.