Boss of Vue says he is in talks with Netflix about screening its films in British cinemas

City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail

The boss of Vue says he is in talks with Netflix about screening its films in British cinemas.

Tim Richards, the cinema chain’s founder and chief executive, said showings of other movies produced by the streaming service in traditional theatres last year had paved the way for further releases.

New direction: Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, was given showings in the UK and US

New direction: Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, was given showings in the UK and US

New direction: Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, was given showings in the UK and US

Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma was screened in US cinemas last year, while the Cohen brothers’ Western film The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs and thriller movie Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, were both given showings in the UK and US. It marked the first time Netflix had released content via traditional channels before putting it online.

Richards, 59 said he expected more such screenings from the US group and rivals such as Amazon. 

Idea: Tim Richards said he expected more such screenings from the US group and rivals such as Amazon

Idea: Tim Richards said he expected more such screenings from the US group and rivals such as Amazon

Idea: Tim Richards said he expected more such screenings from the US group and rivals such as Amazon

He said: ‘Cinemas are not a threat to streaming, or vice versa, they are complementary. One is home entertainment and the other is out-of-home entertainment.’



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