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Old October 28th, 2017, 04:54 PM
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Watching movies offline

Checking which of the offline channels are still being used and telling my own experience.
1- discs rented from Desi stores- never tried it, it was the preferred means for some family members when I visited Umrika earlier
2-Blockbuster- seemed be quite popular. But seems to have been wiped out by Netflix by the time I started living in Umrika.
3- Netflix discs- was hotand quite convenient.Used to get discs for kids on Dora and all. But when they split the services in2011, dropped the disc option.
4- library- this has been the most popular offline means for me. Watched Star Wars series, Godfather and Dr Zhivago on this. I see some desi movies too on the rack but they seem to be “NRI movies” sentimental and so on. Did catch up on ‘Haider’ once though.
5-Redbox- convenient to pick up, but the pain is in finishing the movie and returning the next day. Works if a kiosk is close by.
6-Lastly the good old way of going to the theatre and watching the movie. Do that only if there is an offer on something the Bachcha log will live.
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Re: Watching movies offline

7. Streaming sites, there are (or used to be) some sites that you pay 5-6 bucks for a weekend of Bollywood movies.

8. Torrents.. this is where I find punjabi movies

Haven’t been to movie theatre in years.. planning a movie outing soon.
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Re: Watching movies offline

Has anyone tried movie pass?

for $10 a month you can watch unlimited movie. Looks like some desis (of course Gults) are exploiting and multiple folks use the pass.
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Has anyone tried movie pass?

for $10 a month you can watch unlimited movie. Looks like some desis (of course Gults) are exploiting and multiple folks use the pass.
Never heard of this.. details?
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Never heard of this.. details?
will check with my behenji who has it*. The website is moviespass.com but there are no details. I don’t see any theaters in my area participating but one guy I know has seen movies using this.

* she doesn’t misuse it. She and my jijaji gave a pass each. With empty nests, they have a lot of time to catch up on movies.
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Re: Watching movies offline

An article

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/31/medi...iew/index.html
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The website is moviespass.com but there are no details. I don’t see any theaters in my area participating but one guy I know has seen movies using this.
I tried all the zipcodes I've lived in .. and I have quite a few, nothing found a hit.. it may be active only in a few states. with 4000 theaters nationwide, one would hope for at least 1 or 2 in vicinity.
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Good concept ! I haven't made more than 5 trips to the theaters in the last 5 years, but every time I went I found not more than 50% occupancy (even in those that seat only 40-50 people) ..

Got a rude shock recently, cost of popcorn at movies was double the cost of my online ticket.
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