Movie studios send their films to theaters in a variety of ways. The most common method is by digitally delivering the film to the cinema via a secure server. This ensures that the content is not copied or shared with other unauthorized users. Additionally, studios may choose to physically ship hard drives or other media to the theater. This is often used for movies that do not have a digital version or for special events. Finally, some studios will release their films to select theaters via satellite. This method allows for a more centralized distribution of the film and eliminates the need for physical media.