Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many studios have had to face some unprecedented decisions (just like many others). In light of the issues that are still arising, Orion has decided to release "Bill & Ted Face the Music" in both cinemas as well as on-demand. The release date for both will be on September 1.
While a theatrical release would normally be the big earner, these days things are quite different. Between theatres being shut down and people simply not wanting to take the risk of being in public, on-demand seems the smarter choice. Many films over the past few months have had to go this route in order to make some money back. Some have also postponed and re-postponed releases.
The decision doesn't come without its drawback, however. After Universal decided to release titles on-demand, AMC was outraged at the idea and said that they will not show any of the studio's films that have a hybrid release. The Comcast-owned Universal has many platforms to release their films, so AMC is likely not a huge concern at the moment.
"Bill & Ted Face the Music" features the lovable characters William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan as the set out on a new adventure (now in their middle age), after being visited by someone from the future who tells them their song is what will save the world. The pair work alongside their daughters, some new historical figures, and a few music legends in order to get the job done.