“Flattening the Curve”

Social distancing…working from home in your pajamas, increasing your yoga points, and catching up on all the movies you haven’t had time to watch… But what about all the new films that were supposed to drop this Spring? We have good news! Universal Pictures just nixed the waiting time!

Cinemas around the world have closed their doors in an effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. So, NBCUniversal is making new releases available for streaming on the same day they would be released in movie theaters. The idea was premeditated in 2019 in anticipation of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. And on April 10th, it will become a reality. 

Out With the Old

The decision breaks with conventional rules of showing movies in theaters for 90 days before releasing them for streaming. This is a decades-old Hollywood tradition. And it has been battled over often, as there will be a significant reduction in revenue to the theater houses without the waiting period.

“Media analysts told The Post that Universal Pictures’ decision will likely set off similar, temporary measures at the other big studios, Disney, Sony, Warner Bros., and Paramount Pictures, to follow suit.” Universal is in the lead and may very well have changed the way we watch movies. 

Smart Home Comfort

There is nothing better than watching a great movie in your home theater. Your own stylish seating, the perfect lighting, comfortable temperature, and audio system that creates an ultra-real experience. Of course, you will love seeing all the new releases on your 4K HD screen with crystal clear vibrancy. And now you have plenty of options available for streaming in your smart home theater.

What’s On!?

Although some studios have postponed release dates, here’s what you can get excited about… Now playing is “The Invisible Man” with Elizabeth Moss and “The Hunt” featuring Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, and Hilary Swank. Coming soon…”Trolls World Tour,” “F9,” and “Candyman.”

NBC Universal’s will make films available for a 48-hour rental period, with a cost of $19.99. So you can relax and enjoy new movies while you wait for the pandemic to pass. So, grab the popcorn and a beverage. It’s showtime!

Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.

If you would like to learn more about smart home theater options for your space, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.

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