iPic, Netflix partner on original film releases
October 7, 2016
US luxury movie-watching brand iPic Entertainment and Netflix are partnering to release select original Netflix films at iPic Theatres. The partnership is set to launch on October 7th with the war thriller, The Siege of Jadotville starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) and Guillaume Canet (Joyeux Noël, Love Me If You Dare) opening at iPic Theatres Los Angeles and will stream day and date on Netflix, everywhere the service is available.
The next film in the partnership follows quickly thereafter when the Netflix original film Mascots releases in iPic Theatres Thursday, October 13, with a special event at iPic Fulton Market at Seaport District NYC, the same day the film launches on the service. Mascots, directed by Christopher Guest of famed film Best in Show, reunites the filmmaker with his celebrated cast of comediennes, including: Jane Lynch (Glee), Fred Willard (Anchorman, A Mighty Wind), Parker Posey (Dazed & Confused, Waiting For Guffman), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Bob Balaban (The Grand Budapest Hotel, For Your Consideration), and Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Family Tree) among others.
“We are very excited to announce this significant game changer for consumers and fans, paving way for a new frontier in shared experience viewing of Netflix entertainment,” says Hamid Hashemi, President and CEO of iPic Entertainment.
As a brand, iPic Entertainment has always believed in pushing the envelope of movie going entertainment. The partnership enables Netflix enthusiasts to enjoy original content within the iPic brand experience, an enhancement and alternative to watching their favourite cast of characters at home.
With over 1.6 million brand-loyal movie going members, iPic Theatres prides itself on gaining the support and attendance of socially engaged consumers proven to be the first adopters of new experiences. The company is best known for pioneering an affordable luxury approach to the movie going experience. iPic Entertainment currently owns and operates 15 theatres nationwide with 113 screens and counting.