Amazon is including to its slew of perks for Prime participants by way of providing subscribers the danger to buy early tickets to an upcoming movie for the primary time. The deal provides Prime participants the danger to observe the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle twelve days prior to its unlock date of December 20. Customers should buy as much as 10 tickets for a 7 PM appearing of the movie on December eight at one in every of over 1,000 theaters across the U.S., together with Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas, and National Amusements theaters.
The store says it hasn’t ever prior to presented early movie tickets to Prime participants, however wouldn’t remark additional at the nature of the deal or if it plans to host extra occasions like this one day.
The movie tickets gross sales themselves, to be had by way of a devoted site at amazon.com/jumanji, are powered by way of Atom Tickets. Atom is a more moderen Amazon spouse, as it’s been powering price ticket gross sales on Amazon-owned IMDb.com since July, 2017.
When you click on the hyperlink at the Jumanji web page hosted by way of Amazon, you’re redirected to Atom’s site. Ticket costs will range by way of theater, however they aren’t being discounted as part of the deal.
It’s probably not that early get right of entry to to tickets would persuade somebody to subscribe to Amazon Prime, despite the fact that that’s the gross sales pitch featured at the Jumanji site. Instead, it’s any such one-off perk that, blended with others over a time period, may assist to retain Prime participants by way of expanding the price of the subscription.
The deal additionally provides differently for Amazon to paintings with studio companions – on this case, Sony.
Sony was once eager about launching Jumanji in an artistic option to assist draw in consideration (particularly as a result of the contest from Star Wars, additionally arriving in December.)
Plus, Amazon is ready to advertise its different items and services and products to Prime subscribers at those occasions.
For instance, some places will roll out a “blue carpet,” and movie goers have the ability to use a Jumanji and Prime Photos-branded photograph sales space, and obtain vacation reward baggage from Amazon’s newest acquisition Whole Foods. In make a choice markets, the primary Prime participants to reach will even obtain loose Amazon units, delivered by way of the Prime Now speedy supply carrier.
“Prime members love watching movies, and that’s why we are treating them to something special this holiday season,” mentioned Greg Greeley, Vice President, Amazon Prime, in a remark concerning the new perk. “With this exclusive first look at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Prime members all over the country can come together to enjoy some well-deserved time with their loved ones and watch the latest adventure from our friends at Sony Pictures.”