Nucks logoNucks mark
Navigate back to the homepage
ArticlesNotesIdeas

Movie Theater Interaction App

Cameron Nuckols
April 14th, 2016 · 1 min read
Have other startup ideas like this sent directly to your inbox 📥

Problem

Movie theaters struggle as Netflix and on-demand streaming allows customers to watch movies from home. They make money by selling concessions, but they could bump profits in other ways.

A detractor for customers is the emphasis on not using cell phones during the movies. This may be especially true with younger audiences.

Solution

Instead of asking customers to put away their cell phones, theaters can create an experience around the cell phone instead. Make it easy for moviegoers to access an app that allows them to buy concessions, gift cards, and more. Deliver popcorn to them in their seats instead of making them wait in line for it. Try to change behavior less and let the customer behavior drive the business.

The app could offer experiences that reach far beyond what traditional theaters provide to open up other revenue opportunities. They could allow for commenting during movies and more.

Example

A family goes to the movie theater to see the latest Disney movie. Before the movie begins, the theater could ask the moviegoers to pull out their phones.

Get them to use your app and make the app worth it. Deliver concessions, provide details about the actors/actresses that are unavailable elsewhere, and allow them to interact with each other. Give them behind the scenes details as the movie goes on. This experience would drive more people to the movies because it creates an experience unavailable from their couch.

Sign up for my monthly newsletter

Receive quality content every month on diverse topics. The premium edition, for free. 👊🏽

More ideas from Nucks

Rent Storage Space to Neighbors

This is a two-sided problem. People have extra space in their homes, many of whom would love to pay a little less on their mortgage. The other side is that people need extra space to store things. The rise of storage units is proof of this.

February 17th, 2016 · 1 min read

Parking Lot Marketplace

College campuses are known for not having enough parking. Nearby restaurants could open up their parking lots at slow times to gain additional income from an unused asset (their parking lot). They could easily adjust the hours that parking is available via an easy-to-use app or web solution.

February 1st, 2016 · 1 min read

For Sale

ProjectsDomains
© 2015–2020 Nucks
Link to $https://twitter.com/camnuckolsLink to $https://github.com/nucksLink to $https://www.linkedin.com/in/nucks