Oscar Nominated Apple TV+ Movie 'CODA' Releasing in Theaters for Free

Apple TV+ movie "CODA" recently received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and to celebrate and get the film out to more people, Apple is planning to re-release it in theaters for free.


"CODA" will be available to watch for free in theaters from Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 27. All of the free screenings will feature open captions so they are accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

The movie will be available in theaters across the United States and London, with three daily showtimes available for audiences to attend on a first come, first serve basis. One show in Los Angeles will also feature a live Q&A with the cast and the director, Siân Heder.

"Every so often, a film comes along that strikes a deep emotional chord for audiences who celebrate its win for humanity. CODA does just that. Siân and the amazing cast and crew of 'CODA' gave the world a gift with this film, and we are inspired to pass this gift on," Apple's Head of Features Matt Dentler said in a statement about the showings.

"CODA" is the first film starring a predominantly Deaf cast to receive a nomination for Best Picture. It tells the story of Ruby Rossi, a high schooler who is the only hearing member of her family. As she explores her love of singing in high school and prepares for her future, she also grapples with her familial responsibilities and helping her father with his fishing business.

Since launch, "CODA" has received largely positive reviews and it currently has a 96 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Top Rated Comments

Moonlight Avatar
31 months ago

Translation: Apple tries to buy an Oscar….

Great movie though.
Considering ALL movie studios have free screenings for Academy members for all nominated movies and send them screeners as well, this has nothing to do with "buying an oscar"
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
31 months ago
It Coda been a contender!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BF1M Avatar
31 months ago

I would say the entire world does that, as it’s the only major city in the U.K.

People say the same about the U.S. equating New York and L.A. as the entirety of the U.S. but in the case of the U.K. it is actually true.
Um, Manchester?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gyandy Avatar
31 months ago
Nothing new: the original plot is that of the French movie "La Famille Bélier" released in the 2014.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BF1M Avatar
31 months ago

They should pay people to watch it. Utter glib trash.

Try the original: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3547740/
I bet you didn’t like Titanic either…?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wigby Avatar
31 months ago

How many of those studios are streaming only and relatively new? I think only Netflix has an Oscar at this point for that Affleck movie I can’t recall right now(don’t quote me, I’m honestly not sure if they are only one). This isn’t a screener, these are grassroots-inspiring(get it out to more people), free, PUBLIC screenings.

Don’t kid yourself; they are trying to stack the deck. Not doing anything no other smart company wouldn’t do though. Shrewd move.
Netflix is leading with 15 oscars, Amazon has won 2. Apple is simply trying to elevate their status as more than just a streaming platform you watch on TV. They want to win awards and prestige just like anyone else but re-releasing a movie for free, long after the Academy nominations have been chosen has nothing to do with the actual winning of an Oscar.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)