Is In the Heights streaming free?
After being delayed from last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the splashy musical In the heights Finally hits theaters on June 11 and we couldn’t be more excited! The film will be part of a new batch of big titles set to usher in the return to theaters – but does that mean the end of streaming options? Not in this case!
As part of the Warner Bros. 2021, In the heights will have the same release pattern as all of the studio’s films this year. During the first month, it will be visible simultaneously on HBO Max and in traditional movie theaters in person. After that month window expires, it will revert to traditional theaters only (but, in all likelihood, it will eventually revert to HBO Max in the future, as it is now the streaming arm of Warner Bros.) .
The bad news for some viewers is that there is no on-demand option with this streaming setup. HBO Max subscribers don’t have to pay extra fees to watch In the heights (unlike Disney +, for example, which usually includes a premium for early access to its blockbuster new movies), but only HBO Max subscribers can access it. Additionally, the streamer seems to have understood the tried and true trick of people signing up for free trials right before a major release: there’s no longer the option to sign up for a free trial at all.
In the heights will be Lin-Manuel Miranda’s second Tony winning musical to be streamed, albeit in a very different way. Last summer, Disney + launched a “movie” of Hamilton it’s actually live performance of the Broadway show. this summer In the heights is a traditional film adaptation. With Anthony Ramos (who, incidentally, was also in Hamilton!) as Usnavi, owner of a Washington Heights bodega, the film follows a summer in the life of a tight-knit Latinx community as it deals with romance and long-held dreams as well as issues in community scale such as gentrification. It’ll be released on June 11, and you can choose to watch it at home or on the big screen – or maybe even both!
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