October 26, 2018
Here's Looking at You, FilmStruck: Streaming Service to Shut Down
FilmStruck, the classic, indie, and arthouse film subscription service will shut down on November 29th, 2018. Enjoy it while you still can.
In a move disappointing to cinephiles everywhere, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks have announced that they are ending the streaming service. Here is the full story from Variety.
FilmStruck certainly had its devotees, director Rian Johnson among them, having tweeted:
“FilmStruck was too good to last. I see it sadly floating away from the charred wasteland that is 2018, Lorax style.”
Another harsh take from Gizmodo: AT&T Is Killing One of The Internet’s Last Good Things:
“There are movies on the service that are virtually impossible for the public to view any other way—no VHS release, no readily available spools of film, and only the slightest chance of a screening on TCM”