<p>A movie theater got caught showing ‘The Grinch’ off of Amazon Prime</p>

A movie theater got caught showing ‘The Grinch’ off of Amazon Prime


With the many streaming platforms there are nowadays there are hundreds of films easily at our disposal at the touch of our fingertips.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t value a trip to the movie theater every now and then, especially after we were prohibited from doing so at the height of the pandemic.

When movie-goers go to the cinema, they expect to be fully immersed in the experience rather than feeling as though they’re watching the film on their couch at home.

So when an audience at The Grinch screening watched as the projectionist tried to stream it on Amazon Prime, it proved to be a major bummer.

In a TikTok video shared by @rachel.m00re, the attendees as the cinema watch and groan as they watch a person search and find the 2018 version of the Christmas film with Benedict Cumberbatch.

When they do find it, a message pops up on the screen saying they are unable to start playing the movie because the account had reached the maximum number of videos streaming at once—implying they weren’t the only theater at the location playing movies off Amazon.


Apparently our movie theatre runs off fire tv & renting Amazon prime movies 👀😭 #fyp #movietheater

“Are you kidding me,” one person can be heard saying in the video, “We’re going to be watching this on a whole app?”.

“Apparently our movie theatre runs off fire tv & renting Amazon prime movies,” the TikTok user captioned the clip.

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It’s not mentioned where this allegedly took place, though in the comments the original poster shared they were able to watch the film after 35 minutes of employees trying to figure it out.

Since posting, the video has racked up more than 2.5 million views.

“Movie theatres splitting one subscription like the rest of us,” one person commented on the video.

“This is extremely illegal and against Amazon ToS and copyright in general,” another said, adding, “This is hilarious.”

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