One of Netflix Founders Now Has a Movie Subscription Company — For Theaters
We all love movies, but the model for looking up show times, buying tickets, getting a bucket of popcorn (or bringing your own popcorn bars) and finding your seat hasn’t changed since — well, the invention of the movie theater. But that might all be about to change. The founder of a certain movie streaming company — you may have heard of a little service called Netflix? — is revolutionizing the movie theater tradition. This could be the thing that will get you up off the couch and into the theater for IRL movies!
Mitch Lowe just took over as CEO of Moviepass, a service that sells monthly subscriptions to movie theaters. The subscription starts at $30 a month (it gets more expensive the more expensive the city is) and works kind of like a pre-paid debit card. And it works at almost every movie theater in town that accepts debit cards. You’re totally forgiven if you haven’t heard of this before, but get MoviePass on your radar right now. A subscription seems like a great gift (hint, hint) for those seasons when there’s something new hitting the box office every weekend.
But Lowe is competing against his own former brainchild, Netflix. (We’re pretty sure that this is how Dr. Frankenstein must have felt.) IRL movies are facing a huge drop in attendance. Thanks to online streaming and higher ticket prices, it’s becoming less and less tempting to put on pants and venture out for a movie. So why would anyone want to? Well, who wouldn’t want to see an unlimited amount of new releases for one solid price? You could finally fulfill that childhood dream of staying in the movie theater all day and watching every movie that just came out.
According to Lowe, the movie theater industry needs to change if it’s going to stay alive, and a subscription could be just the ticket. Big changes are coming our way, but okay, the bucket of popcorn can stay.
Would you buy a MoviePass subscription? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Bloomberg, photo via Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)