Nov 26, 2019

Netflix takes over its first cinema by leasing New York's historic Paris

Netflix has announced it has taken over the historic Paris cinema in New York. It's the first time the streaming giant - which has been accused of threatening the cinema experience - has taken a long-term lease to screen its films. Previously, Netflix has rented various cinemas for limited periods to ensure its films are eligible for awards. Netflix film Okja, starring Tilda Swinton, was booed by some journalists in 2017 when it played at the Cannes Film Festival. In April, Dame Helen Mirren gave Netflix even shorter shrift and said the rise of watching films at home was "Devastating" for people who make films for the big screen.

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