Netflix Slates ‘The Irishman’ for Two-Week Theatrical Release at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre

IndieWire | 10/14/2019 | Staff
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The multiplex might not have much room for Netflix’s thriving batch of awards contenders, but the streaming giant is continuing to find venues for its most buzzed-about films away from the usual chains. Next up: a two-week engagement at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre for Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated “The Irishman,” which will play two screenings a day at the local theatre gem (the first weekend will kick off with three-screening days, including 10AM options for the Scorsese faithful).

Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it would be screening the film for a full month at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre. This piecemeal release of theatrical locations for “The Irishman,” which recently debuted at the New York Film Festival to critical accolades, presumably does not include all options for seeing it (New York’s IFC Center is listing the film on its website). Yet the announcement of the Belasco run (which normally hosts live stage productions) and now the Egyptian reaffirms the difficulty Netflix is having in booking mainstream theaters.

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Located on Hollywood Boulevard, the Egyptian is close to both the TLC Chinese Theatre multiplex complex and a short distance from the Arclight Theater, both of which also would seem to be ideal locations to...
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