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Amazon Offers New Prime Perk: Early Showing at Movie Theatres

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Amazon logoAmazon is offering Prime members a new perk: they can buy tickets for an early showing of a new holiday movie 12 days before its release. Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets to the early showings of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at more than 1,000 movie theaters nationwide. In addition, Amazon will roll out the Prime “blue carpet” in some of the theatres to surprise members with a unique experience.

Coming 2 weeks before Christmas, it’s a way to reward existing members – and to sign up new members to the Prime program as well. (Amazon Prime members spend more on the site than non-members.)

Amazon will promote its own services while providing an extra level of excitement to the movie-going experience: it will provide Jumanji-themed photo booths at the theatres (courtesy of Prime Photos) and gift bags with Whole Foods Market Gift Cards and giveaways (Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market this year).

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Press release follows:

This holiday season, Prime members will be the first to get exclusive access to an early showing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, one of the most anticipated holiday movies. The early showing for Prime members will take place at 7 p.m. local time on December 8 – a full 12 days before the film is released on December 20, 2017. Members can purchase up to 10 tickets for the showing at one of more than 1,000 theaters across the country including Regal, ArcLight Cinemas, and National Amusements theaters, plus AMC theaters will be added soon.

To learn more and purchase tickets for the special advance showing for Prime members, visit www.amazon.com/Jumanji.

“We can’t wait to welcome Prime members to the jungle before anyone else,” said Dwayne Johnson. “The game has changed, drawing four players into Jumanji – and now, we’re changing the game again by giving Prime members this exclusive access.”

Now, for the first time, Prime members can get early access to purchase movie tickets to watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. Tens of millions of Prime members around the world already enjoy the many benefits of Prime. Prime is designed to make your life better every day and it continues to provide members the best of shopping, shipping and entertainment. Built on a foundation of unlimited fast, free Two-Day Shipping, Prime also offers a variety of entertainment benefits including Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime and more. New customers who are not Prime members can also try Prime with a 30-day free trial by visiting www.amazon.com/prime.

“Prime members love watching movies, and that’s why we are treating them to something special this holiday season,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “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.”

In select theaters, Amazon will roll out the Prime ‘blue carpet’ to surprise members with a unique experience. The first members to arrive at the showing early will have the opportunity to get some of the most popular Amazon devices using Prime Now, Amazon’s one and two hour delivery service. Members will also be able to enjoy a Jumanji themed photo booth courtesy of Prime Photos, gift bags with Whole Foods Market Gift Cards, giveaways and more.

About “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
In the brand-new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they decide to play and are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. To win, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever… Directed by Jake Kasdan, the screenplay is by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner with a screen story by Chris McKenna, based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. The film is produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler.

SOURCE: Amazon Press Release

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