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post #1 of 7 Old 01-02-2020, 04:21 PM - Thread Starter
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First-Run Movies at Home for the Ultra-Rich at Just $2,500 a Pop

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I think the super-wealthy know as we do that there are few first-run films worth ten bucks let alone $2500. If I did not have all my older films I'd not bother having the room I have.

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I don't know how they will survive, I spoke with the CEO a few months ago, and they are marketing it as a private country club for Movie viewers. I can wait the 12-18 weeks, maybe go for $100 on blockbuster day and date. Prima Cinema failed quickly.
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I was the first Prima Cinema customer. They actually gave me a serial #001 etched finger print swipe reader (to activate you had to swipe your fingerprint, no lie). It cost about $30k. The CEO struggled with pricing per movie, finding out that clientele were reluctant paying, say $600 per movie.

But pricing wasn’t the problem.

The biggest problem, and it looks like Red Carpet are running into the same issue, is signing up ALL the studios, and then getting ALL their releases. The whole point of this is to screen blockbusters. Who cares if you can screen some indie film that no one knows four months early?

If Red Carpet can’t get Disney, Sony (Columbia), and Universal to also sign up, it won’t work. I think I ended up only watching one or two movies from the Prima box because the blockbusters weren’t available. In the end, you’d have a depressing list of indie films showing in the carrousel.

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I was the first Prima Cinema customer. They actually gave me a serial #001 etched finger print swipe reader (to activate you had to swipe your fingerprint, no lie). It cost about $30k. The CEO struggled with pricing per movie, finding out that clientele were reluctant paying, say $600 per movie.

But pricing wasn’t the problem.

The biggest problem, and it looks like Red Carpet are running into the same issue, is signing up ALL the studios, and then getting ALL their releases. The whole point of this is to screen blockbusters. Who cares if you can screen some indie film that no one knows four months early?

If Red Carpet can’t get Disney, Sony (Columbia), and Universal to also sign up, it won’t work. I think I ended up only watching one or two movies from the Prima box because the blockbusters weren’t available. In the end, you’d have a depressing list of indie films showing in the carrousel.
If Prime clients were reluctant to pay $600, why would Red Carpet customers pay $2500? Just curious about Prime Cinema did it just go dark and off line without warning?
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If Prime clients were reluctant to pay $600, why would Red Carpet customers pay $2500? Just curious about Prime Cinema did it just go dark and off line without warning?
Yeah, it pretty much went dark without warning, but it was pretty obvious to users that it wasn’t going anywhere for about a year before that. It’s the studio selection. If they can’t get the blockbusters, then it’s pointless.

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