“Phoenix, Oregon”, filmed in Klamath Falls in 2018, was slated to return to theaters on Friday, March 20. Instead theater shutdowns have forced the film online, with ticket purchases helping shuttered theaters.
“Phoenix, Oregon,” a film shot in Klamath Falls in 2018 and slated to appear in theaters starting March 20, is now available via online streaming for ticket prices, while proceeds are benefitting theaters impacted by coronavirus-related shutdowns that were slated to show the film.
With movie theaters temporarily closed, Joma Films (producers of the film) are offering an alternate at-home viewing option while still funneling revenue to theaters that have been shutdown under crowd restrictions. Virtual tickets for a one-time screening of “Phoenix, Oregon” at home can be purchased for the cost of a typical matinee ($6.50) at www.phoenixoregonmovie.com.
“We want to encourage safety for our audiences while also supporting the theaters who have committed to our release. We also want to be responsible world citizens while figuring out how to support those theaters, movie fans, and each other. This is different than a ‘day and date’ release in that all of the digital streaming revenues are shared 50/50 directly with the theaters, rather than cutting them out when they need help the most,” said Annie Lundgren, producer of ‘Phoenix, Oregon.’
In an odd twist of fate, the nationwide theater shutdown resulted in “Phoenix, Oregon” being one of the few films in the country eligible for domestic box office revenue, resulting in the film technically becoming the #1 domestic box office film in the country on its opening weekend!
For more details about the film, read the Herald & News’ profile of the production here.