general release

noun

: the act of making a film available to be shown in theaters
The film's general release is Friday.

Examples of general release in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That software will be announced in June, reach public beta in July and go on general release in September. David Phelan, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Or, since this is a beta, never make it to general release at all. David Phelan, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The Magnolia release, which is receiving a one-night theatrical showcase 10 days before its Nov. 17 general release, joins an ever-expanding pack of doc portraits exploring boomer musicians who led the rock revolution of the ’60s and ’70s. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Nov. 2023 The general release pair is said to sell for upwards of $5,000 on the secondary market today. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2023 Then the film will go into general release Sept. 29. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2023 The game will be released to local game stores on Aug. 18, then have its general release on Sept. 1. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Aug. 2023 There are only 27 minutes of Imax footage in the film, but every one of those minutes counts, which is one reason why Paramount chose to open this film in Imax theaters Friday, five days before its general release. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2023 Running time: 1 hour, 48 minutes Playing: Starts March 24 in general release. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023

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“General release.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/general%20release. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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