Online movie groups keep fans engaged while they await a return to theaters

With most theaters closed since March, intrepid fans are finding ways to keep moviegoing alive, minus the “going.”The simplest way is a Netflix watch party. The streaming service supplies a link to start your chosen movie simultaneously on multiple computers and a chat function. (Note: When theaters are open again, let’s remember not to chat.)“It’s not really a temporary replacement for going to a theater — getting snacks and being able to (sit) with your friends — but we can watch at the same time and share reactions,” said Lucy Johnson, 16, of Minneapolis, who has had several movie parties w...


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