In a Tweet on Tuesday, FlixBrewhouse announced it is officially closed again. “It’s with great sadness that we are announcing that in view of the ongoing wave of the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the country, we have decided to close our theaters effective immediately until the national public health emergency is substantially abated. We hope to see y’all soon.” FlixBrewhouse in Round Rock and San Antonio had just reopened their doors on Aug. 27th.
According to a posting on their website the closure includes to-go food, restaurant, and movie going. Flix cited the surge in COVID-19 case numbers in country, regulations and a lack of “compelling” content were all factors in their decision.
The following announcement was posted on their website.
Films like Warner Brother’s “Wonder Woman 1984” and the latest James Bond release, “No Time to Die”, all blockbuster movies expected to turn big profits for theaters, have been delayed or are by-passing the theaters altogether.
Rather than being released in theaters, several big-budget movies are being shown on streaming platforms, which are impacting theater revenues. “Mulan” debuted on Disney+ in September and a Pixar’s release, “Soul” will be moved to a streaming platform. Warner Brothers is said to be considering releasing “Wonder Woman 1984” on HBO Max before the end of the year.
These changes, along with moviegoers’ safety concerns are a One, Two Punch to the movie theater industry. The largest chain in the world, AMC, reported a drop of over 90% in the earning period that ended Sept. 30. Cineworld closed all 563 of its U.S. Regal Cinemas last month.