A24 to broadcast The Green Knight overnight on August 18
A24 The green knight will make its virtual debut much sooner than expected – on August 18, you’ll be able to purchase a $ 20 ticket to stream the film through A24’s Screening Room platform.
The One Night Only Stream is not a full streaming version to rent or buy, as The green knight is still otherwise exclusive to theaters. (A regular digital output will come later in the theatrical cycle.)
As such, the screening is also much more limited than a typical rental: once you’ve purchased a $ 20 ticket, you’ll be able to stream the movie for a four-hour window on August 18 starting at 9 p.m. ET. . However, the stream comes with a bonus Q&A with the cast and crew after the movie.
Based on the classic epic poem, The green knight stars Dev Patel as the potential knight who responds to an unfortunate challenge to the titular Green Knight on Christmas Day. The film was originally slated for release on May 29, 2020, but has been delayed until this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Once you’ve purchased a ticket, A24 offers three ways to watch the movie: through a web browser, through the Apple TV app, or through the Roku app. Unfortunately, A24 only filters The green knight for US viewers – international moviegoers will not be able to join.
The move marks the latest blurring of the line between theatrical and streaming releases. At $ 20, the price of a streaming ticket is comparable to that of seeing The green knight in theaters (especially if shared with multiple friends or family), with the added benefit that A24 will not have to share the ticket price with theaters. It’s a similar balancing act that has led to moves like the Disney Plus Premiere Access films, which offered the option of simultaneous digital purchases of $ 30 and theatrical releases for films like Black Widow or Jungle cruise. HBO Max also took a similar approach, offering simultaneous digital debuts for its 2020 roster at no additional cost to streaming subscribers alongside theatrical debuts.