Entire Manchester-by-the-Sea Town is Getting Amazon Prime for Free

Entire Manchester-by-the-Sea Town is Getting Amazon Prime for Free

There’s no doubt that the film Manchester by the Sea was extremely powerful, dramatic, and excellent.  Those who have seen it rave about it as well as the Oscar-winning performance by Casey Affleck.   However, you wouldn’t think that an entire town it was filmed in would benefit beyond the movie’s production or press while the movie was out and being filmed.  As it turns out an Amazon debut is now cause for the entire town to celebrate.  According to Boston.com

In honor of the Academy Award-winning film Manchester by the Sea debuting on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, the town that served as a backdrop for the dismal Casey Affleck drama is getting a year of Amazon Prime for free. The online retail giant announced in a press release Monday that every single home in Manchester-by-the-Sea will receive a gift box in the coming days with an activation code for Amazon Prime and a three-pack of Wickedly Prime microwave popcorn.

“Oscar winning Manchester by the Sea is coming to Prime Video on May 5, and we wanted customers in the town to enjoy popcorn and a movie on us,” said Greg Hart, vice president of Amazon Video, worldwide, in the release. “Manchester by the Sea is a masterpiece representing the best of cinematic storytelling. In other words, it is wicked awesome.”

The box that residents will receive reads, “Congratulations Manchester,” on the lid, and features a placard that says, “In celebration of Manchester by the Sea winning two Academy Awards, we’re giving you some of our delicious Wickedly Prime Popcorn and 1 year of Prime.”

Not bad Boston.  Not bad at all.  I will say this though.  People reading this who are actually from the area might think using the term “wicked” was in poor taste.  I do.  It’s a little derogatory don’t you think?  In any event Prime typically costs around $99 a year so residents can be pretty psyched that they’ll get access to free two day shipping as well as a huge library of movies and music.  Amazon is wicked smaht!

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