Apple TV+ isn't the only place you can see Cha Cha Real Smooth with Dakota Johnson & Cooper Raiff

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What you need to know

  • Apple Original Films is releasing Cha Cha Real Smooth at a select number of theaters.
  • People who don't want to watch in a theater will be able to watch at home on Apple TV+.
  • The new comedy will debut in theaters and via streaming on June 17.

The upcoming Apple Original Films project Cha Cha Real Smooth will premiere on Apple TV+ this Friday, June 17. But that won't be the only place you can watch it — those who don't subscribe to the streaming service will be able to watch elsewhere, too.

Apple often releases its big movies for short theatrical windows to give them exposure and a route into awards season. That's something that stood CODA in good stead and that's something that will surely be the hope here. From June 17, Apple has confirmed that it will be making Cha Cha Real Smooth available "in select theaters" globally.

Cha Cha Real Smooth stars Dakota Johnson and Cooper Raiff with the latter also being the comedy's writer, director, and producer. Other stars include Brad Garrett, Odeya Rush, and many more.

Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there's one thing that belongs on his nonexistent resume, it's how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother's classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants – even if it might not be his own.

If you'd prefer not to watch Cha Cha Real Smooth at the theater, you can always settle down and watch via Apple TV+ at home. The popcorn is cheaper and you can get up and use the bathroom without missing anything!

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.