Roma Theatrical Release

Netflix Best Picture Hopeful “Roma” to Be Released in 600 Theaters

Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, Netflix's big Oscar hopeful, is getting the company's biggest theatrical release to date. While some of its other acclaimed titles – including The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Private Life – received extremely limited runs in theaters, Roma, with its stunning cinematography and immersive sound design, will have a massive lead-up to its release on the streaming service.

The film has been enormous in Mexico City, where the film is set, with demand so high that multiple theaters had to be added. It's also had sell-out crowds across North America. Roma opened in the U.S. on November 21, and will have its widest release beginning December 7. Many countries across the globe will also be able to see it on the big screen, as the Oscar-winning director intended. To see a list of participating theaters, follow this link.

And if you can't make it out to a theater, Roma will hit Netflix on Friday, December 14. Either way, make sure you see it. It's one of the best films of the year.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.