Netflix to release three films in theaters ahead of online debut
Updated : November 01, 2018 06:45 AM IST
The move for "Roma," "Bird Box" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" is a change from the company's traditional practice of releasing movies in theatres and on Netflix on the same day.
At the end of September, Netflix had 137 million subscribers to its movie and TV streaming service. It began stocking its library with original films just three years ago.
Most large theater chains remain opposed to Netflix films, and some prominent directors have objected to the idea that their movies would be seen mostly on the small screen.