Excited to see Ira Sachs’ “Love Is Strange” but you don’t live in New York or LA? Well, thanks to a very strong opening for the film this weekend, that seems like it will happen sooner than later (as long as you live in one of the 50 biggest markets in America, at least).
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics will expand to 30 theaters this weekend, including Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Phoenix, Scottsdale, San Diego, and Irvine, CA. They also said it should be in the top 50 markets across the country within a month.
“People have been seeing blockbusters all summer, so there’s always room for an alternative film to cross over,” studio co-president Michael Barker said. “There is no more timely film or more human film.”
We couldn’t agree more.