What to Know About Amazon’s New Service – Billboard
Written by GRB on 06/09/2023
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Amazon may be a one-stop shopping destination for everything from new beauty products to shapewear deals and more. But now, the retailer is dipping into movie theaters with a new service called Prime Premiere — and no, it doesn’t involve streaming through Prime Video.
Moviegoers, this one’s for you! Prime Premiere will provide free early screenings to Amazon movies before it drops onto streaming. Below we break down everything you need to know about the new service and the additional perks that come with it.
What is Prime Premiere?
Amazon’s new service is providing Prime members with free advance screenings of new Amazon movies and series on the big screen. Tickets to premieres will open a week in advance of the Prime Premiere date and will include up to two free tickets at select theaters for one night only. Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. local time with check-in opening at 6:15 p.m. local time.
How does Prime Premiere work?
If you have a Prime membership, you can take advantage of the new service for no additional cost. All you have to do is visit the Prime Premiere website one week before the screening to reserve your tickets. Click on the desired movie you want to see, choose how many tickets you want (up to two max) then follow the Amazon login instructions to finish securing your tickets. A PDF with your tickets will then be available to download.
Everything is free including any promotional giveaways included with the screening. You’ll even be able to take advantage of free concessions (a small popcorn and small soda or water).
Tickets are also based on general admission, which means it’s on a first come, first serve basis.
Don’t have a membership? Amazon offers a 30 day free trial, which includes fast and free shipping on millions of items and Prime Video, which you can access via the app or online at Amazon.com.
Along with access to Prime Premiere, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the vast library of offerings from Prime Video including original and exclusive TV series and movies such as The Summer I Turned Pretty, Good Omens 2, Daisy Jones & The Six, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Knock at the Cabin, Citadel, Invincible: Atom & Eve, The Boys, Reacher, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Wheel of Time.
Prime members can also add on premium channels like Paramount+, Max and Starz, and preorder rent and/or buy digital copies of blockbuster movies like Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse, Barbie and The Little Mermaid.
Students can also take advantage of a special Student Prime membership offered at half off with a 6-month free trial beforehand.
What movies and TV series are coming to Prime Premiere?
Coming soon to Prime Premiere are a mix of highly-anticipated movies and TV series you can mark on your calendar including Sitting in Bars With Cake, A Million Miles Away and Gen V season one.
More movies and series are expected to be released throughout the year, so be sure to check back on the site for more exclusive showings.