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Amazon launches new 'Prime Video Cinema' hub so you can rent or buy in-theater movies at home

Onward
Onward (Image credit: Disney)

What you need to know

  • Amazon's new Cinema hub makes it easy to watch in-theater movies at home.
  • Some options are available to rent, others are only available for purchase.
  • New movies will likely be added weekly.

Since movie theaters all over are shutting down because of the coronavirus, people are looking for new ways to consume new releases. We've already seen Frozen 2 release early on Disney+, and several other movies hit iTunes early, and now Amazon is getting in on the action. The company has launched a new Prime Video Cinema hub that allows you to rent or buy in-theater movies from the comfort of your own home.

To start, Onward, The Invisible Man, Emma, and The Hunt are available in the hub. You can only purchase Onward for now, and the other three are digital rentals. Both the rental and purchase are priced at $19.99, which is more than we are used to paying for rentals but still cheaper than a night out at the movie theater.

A great thing about Amazon's Prime Video service is that you can watch the content from a wide variety of devices, like your phone, tablet, computer, and most streaming hardware like Roku, Fire TV Sticks, Apple TV, and more. In addition to the new releases, Prime Video has a ton of other movies available, and a bunch of discounted picks that change each week. Be sure to check out what's available (opens in new tab) now.

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Prime Video Cinema

There are a bunch of movies already available to rent and buy, and will likely be more added each week.

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
3 Comments
  • Looking at how productions are shutting down, we'll run out of in "theatre" movies soon lol.
  • $20 to rent a movie released to "theaters"? Come on people...
  • Well for me that would be a steal of a deal, with a family of 5. I’d pay more than that for just the tickets not to mention any snacks or drinks (even if snuck them in, which I would NEVER do of course).