Apple Sets Theatrical Release Dates for Three Original Films Ahead of Their Release on Apple TV+

Apple has set theatrical release dates for three original films ahead of their launch on Apple TV+, reports Variety.

Anthony Mackie’s “The Banker will hit theatres on December 6th and reach Apple TV+ subscribers in January. Minhal Baig’s “Hala” will open on November 22nd and arrive on Apple TV+ in December. “The Elephant Queen” opens in theaters October 18th and will be available when Apple TV+ launches in November 1st.

These films will only play in select cities; however, Apple appears to be eyeing bigger releases as well. The company has held introductory talks with NATO, the trade group representing AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas, and others. Its pitch could be summed up as, “We don’t want to be Netflix.”, said a source. Netflix typically refuses to make subscribers wait before being able to watch its original films.

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