The pandemic has caused many industries to shut down for the time being, but the movie theater industry seems to be in an even more serious state of flux. The industry has shut down and not been able to offer its services, unlike restaurants that can still offer takeout and delivery. "To stage a comeback, movie theaters will need to address consumers #39; new baseline emotional and financial needs, ” Pam Erlichman from Jebbit said. ”Emotional needs in terms of installing confidence about cleanliness and social distancing (such a wipe downs and blocked rows seats) and a new financial value proposition as so many consumers would now rather spend $19.99 for the whole family to watch Trolls 2 from home instead of $100 from a theater. But is that enough? I fear not. Movie theaters will also need a loyalty program overhaul that starts with better understanding their customers ' needs and finding ways to personalize and delight them through the entire theater going experience. " The pandemic has not only caused movie theaters to close but also the industry, as a whole, has been affected and forced to shut down much of its production. This has meant movie theaters, even if open, might not have big tentpole releases moviegoers want to see for a while. ”The shuttering of doors of movie theaters and entertainment locations during the lockdown has been nothing if not devastating to the industry, ” Tom Madden, Senior Partner, ICF Next, said. Activating dormant or otherwise inactive segments in your database and really leaning in to engaging those customers and members with relevant communications and on demand content is one way to capitalize on a captive audience. How can you nurture and add value to their lives, even in small ways that show empathy and authenticity, that will lead to a more meaningful relationship with your brand on the other side? ” Movies like Fast and Furious 9, A Quiet Place 2, and Black Widow have been delayed as entertainment groups want to release films when it is more financially sound to do so. Fast 9 was even delayed a whole year into 2021. Then there are movies that have started releasing digitally and bypassing movie theaters altogether, such as the new Scooby Doo movie ”Scoob ” that released on multiple streaming platforms. ”Theatres and other entertainment venues like amusement parks and bowling alleys are in a particularly challenging situation their experiences are inherently social As they prepare to phase in reopening, beyond reassuring customers on the additional sanitization and social distancing measures they have implemented, there are also opportunities to reassure their best customers and elevate the experience, ” Randy Hernandez, VP of Strategy at Brierley, said. For example, AMC and Cinemark reassured their loyalty program and premium movie club subscribers that their points, rewards, and benefits would be extended. Now is also a good time to engage customers with games, social posts, quick polls, and other interactive content that tap into their love of the service ndash; (i.e. share a favorite movie, park ride, top bowling memory). As theatres begin reopening, Texas recently opened theirs at 25% capacity, we will see them leverage more online reservations, allow customers to pre order their favorite snacks for pick up, and, potentially, test some elevated experiences like exclusive screenings for best customers. ” Movie theaters have been far down the list on many states ' re opening lists, mainly because of the nature of the business. At the movies, customers are typically packed in a room together for at least an hour and a half and distancing processes would be complicated by seating arrangements and food safety procedures. ”Entertainment companies have an opportunity to work together here and really boost loyalty and brand engagement while delivering value to their consumers, ” Tim Glomb, VP of Content at Cheetah Digital, said. ”Imagine if theater loyalty members receive discounts on movie downloads, or if companies such as Sony or Disney provided loyalty points to the moviegoer #39;s loyalty program of choice that they can use once theaters are back. By working together, and sending the message: lsquo;let ''s entertain you where you are and reward you so your theater experience is even better when you return ', not only would they drive more sales and higher engagement, but they would see a boost in loyalty return once they begin to open up again. ” An article at AZCentral wrote about this topic and quoted an owner of a theater called FilmBar about what they see in terms of opening. Kelly Aubey, who owns FilmBar, said in the above AZCentral article, ”I want to wait two or three weeks to see how the end of the stay at home order affects infection rates. If they don ''t spike after a few weeks, we #39;ll consider it. ” Moviegoers also may not immediately come back as soon as the theaters open either. There is a possibility some people may wait several weeks or months to go back to their favorite movie theater to get some popcorn and catch a film. This is just a mental barrier some people will not be able to get past for some time. Bindu Gupta, Loyalty amp; Marketing Strategist at Comarch, said, ”Given the hesitation of consumers to experience movie going as they did pre crisis, movie theaters must entice potential movie goers with heavy discounts and promotions as well as rewards they can earn as loyal customers, while reassuring them about the safety and social distancing protocols they are taking to make the experience pleasant for all movie goers. ” With all of the transition and disruption across all industries, but especially for brands in the entertainment industry, how can they still engage customers while also preparing as it begins to re open?
Doctor Jordan is off the clock this week as he slips into something more comfortable and makes us all extremely uncomfortable reading from some incredibly sexy novelizations of the films Rambo First Blood: Part 2, Face Off, and Halloween.
Several artists in Nashville;s music community have responded following a tornado that ripped through Nashville in the early morning hours of March 3. Among the artists sending their thoughts to their fellow Nashvillians include Dolly Parton, Reba, Dierks Bentley, Brandy Clark, Dan Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Matthew West and many others.At least 21 people have been confirmed dead across the state. Governor Bill Lee confirmed the deaths during a morning news conference, noting There s a really good possibility that there may be more. It s early yet ....As tragic as this is #8212; and our hearts are broken #8212; we are certain that we 'll surround these folks and we 'll do what is necessary to recover . "
We may have just seen the last of Matt Hardy in WWE, as the multi time tag team champion said "goodbye" to the promotion and his fans after getting destroyed by Randy Orton on last night''s Raw.The televised segment saw Hardy attempt to reason with Orton following his recent brutal beatdown of Edge. Matt put his former rival''s return over huge and asked "Randy, what in the hell is wrong with you?", only for 'The Viper' to spring an attempted RKO. Hardy countered the first attempt and fought Orton off but was eventually put down, then had his skull compacted by a couple of steel chairs, with Orton sandwiching his head.
Matt Hardy hinted at his WWE departure following a segment that saw him get attacked by Randy Orton on Monday''s episode of Raw.Orton hit Hardy with an RKO and then a Con Chair To when Matt demanded answers about Orton''s attack on Edge a couple of weeks ago, which led to Hardy posting the following on Twitter:
But not only is the sickening injury real, it #x27;s actually happening to randy men in record numbers with hospitals filling up with fellas after hearing the dreaded "popping " sound of their manhood snapping in the throes of passion.
Night 1 of the WWE draft had major hype going in but brought a few surprises along the way. However, many huge stars were left waiting for Night 2.On Friday, Becky Lynch, AJ Styles, Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton went to WWE Raw, while Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks and Braun Strowman went to Friday Night SmackDown, to name a few. Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair and more were not eligible until Monday night.
Mike Wilson, 42, had been hired to do work in the bathroom while Michael Williams, 34, was on holiday with his wife and kids.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Image zoom Randy Dobnak Frank Franklin II AP Shutterstock Fans of the New York Yankees are being criticized for mocking Minnesota Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak after it came out that the 24 year old rookie used to work as a driver for Uber.While speaking to USA Today ahead of his postseason debut against the Yankees on Saturday, Dobnak opened up about driving for the ride sharing company last year to help earn extra money while chasing his dreams of playing in the major leagues -- a goal he finally achieved just a few weeks ago.
June 21, 2004 | Miami, Florida | RAW
Universal champion Seth Rollins will be in action for two matches where he will be defending his singles title against Braun Strowman and fighting alongside the same opponent to defend their RAW tag team titles against Robert Roode amp; Dolph Ziggler. On the other hand, Kofi Kingston will be defending his WWE title against Randy Orton in a SummerSlam rematch. In the women's section, RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch will be up against Sasha Banks, while Bayley will defend her SmackDown title against Charlotte Flair. 1) Universal Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Braun Strowman
Hot amateur couple Leolulu are shown getting frisky on a beach that s filled with piles of unattractive plastic rubbish, too boost the site s eco friendly credentials and viewer numbers.
The Delaware News Journal reported Friday that the state was officially designated a no kill state recently by the Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit animal welfare organization that works with shelters across the country to help put an end to the euthanasia of unwanted pets in animal shelters across the country.The state s new no kill status, which is reportedly achieved once a state reaches a save rate of 90 percent or above in its shelters, was partly thanks to efforts made by the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which reportedly takes in the majority of the state s homeless pets annually.
Seth Rollins was first Kofi Kingston should be next. Rollins dropped his Universal title in ho hum fashion to a Brock Lesnar cash in, fittingly at the end of a silly couples feud where he teamed with real life girlfriend Becky Lynch to go against Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans.
As the WWE product heats up with the arrivals of Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff to the creative team, some of the company's most prominent stars are making headlines for a variety of reasons.WWE champion Kofi Kingston, Shane McMahon and Randy Orton are at the forefront of this week's backstage WWE rumors and reports, two of whom are dealing with injuries.
Kofi Kingston looks to teach Randy Orton a lesson after he was attacked.
The Undertaker and Goldberg will return to the squared circle for a dream match against each other for the first time ever following their key roles in the Monday Night Wars.Triple H will also come back to action to battle his former Evolution protege Randy Orton whereas Brock Lesnar promised to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase against either Universal Champion Seth Rollins or WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.
A lesbian couple sued the Department of Health and Human Services and the government of South Carolina on Thursday over provisions that allow foster care agencies in the state to deny prospective parents based on their religion or other religious policies.The lawsuit was filed by a coalition of civil rights groups on behalf of married couple Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch, including Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of South Carolina and the South Carolina Equality Coalition.
Several civil rights organizations are suing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the state of South Carolina on behalf of a married lesbian couple who were turned away by a government funded foster care agency.Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union and its South Carolina affiliate, and the South Carolina Equality Coalition are representing Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch, who applied to become foster parents through Miracle Hill Ministries, South Carolina s largest state contracted foster care agency. The agency turned them down because it refuses to accept foster parents who are not evangelical Protestant Christians or who are same sex couples of any faith.