Miss The Movies? Rent Out A Theater
There is NOBODY who misses the movies more than this guy. The popcorn. The previews. The picture.
It’s been a long time since this guy seat in a cinema, so this tweet hit close to home (even though it comes from Florida).
A New Option for Movie Lovers
— WFTV Channel 9 (@WFTV) October 18, 2020
Their reporting explained:
The decline in visits and sales forced Cineworld, the parent company of Regal Cinemas, to close more than 530 theaters across the U.S. earlier this month. Closures are temporary with plans to reopen in 2021… AMC Theaters, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., is still hanging on.
According to Fox Business, the theater chain has reopened 494 of its 598 U.S. theaters, but attendance is down about 85% compared to the same time last year.
In an effort to get more people in theater locations, the company announced it will offer private movie showings for $99.
Your Own Private Movie Premiere?
The films that are available for AMC are:
- Hocus Pocus
- The War With Grandpa
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- 2 Hearts
- The Conjuring
- The Conjuring 2
- Honest Thief
- How To Train Your Dragon
- Jumanji: The Next Level
- Jurassic Park
- Monsters, Inc.
- The New Mutants
- Sonic the Hedgehog
More Theater Options
Channel 9 added:
Cinemark, which owns CineArt and Century Theaters, is running a similar deal with the same movies at the same prices. Cinemark has a few additional films available, including “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Grease,” “Coco” and “Ghostbusters”… Both companies have said the private theaters can be rented for a party of up to 20 people.
Sad to not see any Star Wars films on there. However, there are plenty of movies on the list I would like to see on the big screen. Those include the Disney/Pixar classics and The New Mutants. That said, i am not sure I am willing to plunk down $100 or more to do so.
But what about you? Will you think about renting out a local theater for a socially-distanced watch party? Which movie would you pick? Let us know in the comments.