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Disney Throws Theaters Lifeline With Balance of 2021 Film Slate

  • ‘Eternals,’ other new films will all get exclusive cinema runs
  • Decision follows record Labor Day debut for ‘Shang-Chi’
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Walt Disney Co. gave theater owners some much-needed good news: The rest of its 2021 film releases will get exclusive runs in cinemas before becoming available for home viewing.

One of the biggest will be “Eternals,” a new Marvel superhero movie from Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao that’s scheduled for release on Nov. 5. It’s one of six films planned for the balance of the year, Disney said Friday.