Amazon Prime Video Cinema Is Here: In-Theater Movies At Home!
Danny had published an article a few days back that said some movies would be hitting streaming services that were meant to be in the theaters right now. Not all of the studios are taking this approach but it is nice to see some previously unseen content become available for those cooped up in the house. Amazon now has their landing page for this, and Amazon Prime video cinema is open for business.
The selection isn’t vast right now but more movies should be added as new release dates approach. Similar to how it works in the movie theater system. The price is not cheap either, $19.99 a piece. But if you have a family all watching the movie it is comparable to the cost of a movie theater ticket and sometimes cheaper. Plus you don’t have to pay sky high prices for your popcorn and drinks!
Movies Currently Available
Available for rent
- Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
- Trolls World Tour
- Blue Story
- Valley Girl
Available for purchase early
If you have a Disney+ membership then you may want to hold off on the Onward purchase since it will get added to Disney+ at some point. I bought Frozen 2 for my kids and it was added to Disney+ like 2 weeks later 🤦♂️. But I know they will end up watching it on their tablets on future flights etc. so not all is lost. We saw Onward in the theater and it was a very good movie. The plus side is your kids will finally let you watch something other than Frozen 2 if you choose to purchase it 🤣.
How To Discount The Purchase
The main way I plan to discount these is to use my Amazon no rush shipping digital credits, which recently were increased to $1.50 per shipment. Remember that these do expire so use them sooner rather than later.
I also plan on using some Amazon gift cards that I purchased at a discount with Amex Offers etc. Since Amazon does not sell gift cards online anymore it is more difficult to pull this off under lock down. A work around could be purchasing $300 Visa gift cards using the Staples Amex Offer (if you still have it) and use that to pay. Otherwise just use a card that codes well on Amazon or everyday purchases.
These will likely be on other platforms as well like Apple / iTunes. So if you have some discounted gift cards lying around for them check that out as well. With the increased ordering I am doing with Amazon I am racking up the no rush credits so this is my go to.
This gives us something new to look forward to while being stuck at home. If you have already worn out your Netflix subscription and are jonesing for something new then maybe one of these titles will do the trick. I will try to update this as new movies are added.