People may not need an Apple TV Plus subscription to see some of the company’s biggest upcoming original films. According to Variety, Apple will reportedly start rolling out its original films in select theaters nationwide, weeks before they’re slated to arrive on its forthcoming streaming service, beginning in October. The films are being distributed via boutique distributors, according to Variety, which may suggest that mega chains like AMC and Regal aren’t currently looking to distribute the films. The Verge has reached out to AMC, Regal, and Apple for comment. The three films Apple is set to release this year all spell possible Oscar contenders. Highly anticipated documentary The Elephant Queen is the first Apple original film to hit theaters on October 18th. It will then be available to stream on Apple TV Plus beginning on November 1st, when the service launches. The Elephant Queen will be followed by Hala, a film about a Muslim girl trying to reconcile her life with her family’s religious ideals, which hits theaters on November 22nd, and will reportedly be available to stream on TV Plus in December. Finally, Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson’s The Banker, about two real estate giants living during the… Read full this story
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