New Movies Streaming Early While Theaters Are Closed

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Trolls World Tour, along with many other films, are being released months in advance! Via usatoday.com

Arianne Cendon-Ruisanchez, Editor

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many movies are being streamed months in advance and are offered through in-home services to help enforce social distancing.

Both Disney and Universal Pictures have been working in the benefit of their viewers. Disney began streaming Frozen II and Onward on Disney+ during these dark times. In addition, Universal Pictures released The Hunt, Invisible Man, and Trolls World Tour for in home-viewing many months before their official release dates.

Film makers are doing everything in their power to make every viewing experience as enjoyable as possible.

“In these unprecedented times, the Trolls are here to help provide some joy,” Universal said in a release. “As part of the first ever at home premiere of a Universal film, the team has created a Trolls World Tour Premiere Watch At Home Party Pack. The pack includes ideas to create your own red carpet, fun activities, crafts, coloring, and recipes for treats!”

This film is targeted for younger audiences, so families with young kids should check it out. Click the link to view the Party Pack.

I Still Believe (2020) - IMDbFor romance lovers, the film I Still Believe will be available for in-home viewing less than two weeks after its originally-planned theatrical release date. The film stars KJ Apa, known for being a leading cast member in the series Riverdale.

“As filmmakers, we are heartbroken that we can’t share I Still Believe on a big screen the way we intended. We make movies because we love movies and we stand firmly behind the nation’s theater chains, from the largest circuits to the smallest mom and pop indies that have been so dramatically affected by these unprecedented closures,” said directors Job and Andrew Erwin said in a statement.

There are movies from all genres being streamed months earlier than originally scheduled.

The final film of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, hit digital stores a few days early on March 13. It is available through is available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Fandango Now, iTunes and more.

Some upcoming film releases are being pushed back. The ninth Fast and Furious installment was postponed all the way to next year and other potential blockbusters like the live-action Mulan and the latest Marvel movie, Black Widow, are currently in limbo.

However, there are a multitude of films to enjoy while in quarantine. You’ll just have to make your own popcorn this time.