The King’s Speech opened in the USA on November 25th, 2010 with a limited release in New York and Los Angeles. That was 3 weeks ago. Why hasn’t The King’s Speech opened in the rest of the country?
I can understand why they opened The King’s Speech at this time of year – it’s OSCAR time and the buzz is surrounding the film with Colin Firth already grasping his Academy Award.
The problem is – I don’t know if he deserves it because I have yet to see the movie! It hasn’t left New York or LA in the 3 weeks since it opened. The film just got an official website but there are no release date updates for the rest of the country.
Why is there such a shroud of secrecy around The King’s Speech?
When Tamara Drewe opened earlier this fall – the website had a continually updated list of theaters that would be releasing the movie. Using that list I found a theater in Chicago and had a chance to see it – by far one of the best Brit movies of the year.
There’s a lot of buzz around this movie and I’m afraid its going to start tapering away as it’s not showing outside NY or LA. It’s not even showing in Chicago – which should be the 3rd stop for arty movies like this. This movie could make a lot of money – it just boggles my mind that’s it’s not being marketing or released to the rest of the country.
Have you had a chance to see The King’s Speech? How was it?