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How Drive-Ins (and Russell Crowe) Could Bring People Back to the Movies — Screen Talk Live

In the latest live episode, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discussed the viability of drive-in movie theaters and took questions from a virtual audience.

Screen Talk 290: How Drive-In Movie

While all eyes are on the “Tenet” release on July 17, at least one movie is aiming to hit theaters first, as Russell Crowe’s indie genre effort “Unhinged” has been set for the typically busy July 4 weekend. Meanwhile, drive-in movie theaters are starting to look more appealing than ever as an alternative to the traditional moviegoing experience.

In the latest live edition of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss this unlikely resurgence and how it could evolve in the weeks ahead, as well as why Crowe’s action vehicle has nothing to lose. They also address the backlash to the Cannes nostalgia of the past week, and returned to the ongoing question of what the fall festival circuit is going to look like. During this week’s Q&A portion, audience members asked about a range of topics, including the long-term viability of the VOD market and the WGA’s ongoing legal battle.

Watch the full episode above or listen to it below. 

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