Theaters will weather Warner Bros. decision to stream first-run films, analysts say

Movie theaters are expected to survive the plan by Warner Bros. to release films in the United States simultaneously in theaters and online next year, even though owners are not happy about the media company’s decision.

“There is no constituency that thinks that was a good idea … They just told [theaters] that they are not going to get as much money,” Michael Pachter, an entertainment analyst at Wedbush Securities, told the Washington Examiner.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that, in 2021, people can watch first-run movies in theaters or stream them on HBO Max.

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