Aug 26, 2020

Secret Cinema partners with Netflix for first US screening

UK immersive cinema company Secret Cinema will partner with Netflix for its first US screening, which will be a drive-in event, as part of efforts to save its business after coronavirus made it impossible to operate. The Secret Cinema showing of the Netflix sci-fi drama series Stranger Things will take place in a disused downtown Los Angeles car park. Secret Cinema, whose shows normally cost in the region of $10m to put on, is known for hosting film screenings in unusual locations where audience members walk around sets encountering actors playing characters from the film. Secret Cinema had been pursuing international expansion. In May, the Mail on Sunday reported that Netflix had also been in the running to buy the US cinema chain Regal before Cineworld took it in a £2.4bn deal that was completed in 2018.

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