November 21, 2020
Cinemark Theatres has quietly begun screening The Christmas Chronicles 2, the Netflix movie sequel to the 2018 original that saw 20 million subscribers stream the Kurt Russell-starring holiday fare in its first week of release.
Netflix will begin streaming the sequel on Nov. 25 as part of an agreement with Cinemark, which recently inked a PVOD deal with Universal Pictures in exchange for allowing the studio to abbreviate the theatrical window to 17 days on select movies.
The 1-hour-51-minute adventure family comedy sequel — which is playing in select theaters in Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles, again features Russell as a brash-talking (and singing) Santa Claus, with real-life partner Goldie Hawn playing Mrs. Claus in a more prominent role.
“In light of the current operating environment, we are making near-term booking decisions on a film-by-film basis,” the the nation’s third-largest movie theater chain said in a statement. “We are pleased to collaborate with Netflix on this limited three-market test.”