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As movie theaters begin to close, Universal moves some films to on-demand

The movies are the Elisabeth Moss supernatural thriller "The Invisible Man," the political satire "The Hunt," the Jane Austen adaptation "Emma" and the upcoming animated adventure "Trolls World Tour." Foto: screenshot

Universal Pictures took the boldest Hollywood step in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing that it will bring fresh theatrical releases to cable and other video-on-demand platforms for customer rental.

The news, a reversal of a decades-long Hollywood policy, comes as theaters around the country begin to shut down to contain the spread of the disease. On Monday, Regal Cinemas, the nation's second-largest chain, said it was closing all 543 of its locations in the United States in response to the pandemic. AMC later announced it would close all of its locations, too...

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