In a bid to stay more competitive in an ever-changing entertainment landscape, Village 8 Theater has already announced upcoming renovations to it's Dutchmans Lane location as well as a shift to first run movies and a price hike.
A more recent announcement is the launching of streaming service, allowing users to dial in to the theaters using their standard DSL modem and stream movies directly to their home.
"We understand that people do miss the experience of going to a theater, but with Covid, the prevalence of in-home entertainment options and changing tastes, we knew we had to adapt."
Citing a desire to replicate as much of the Village 8 experience as possible, all streamed movies will have the trademark fuzz and crackling audio. While the Village 8 has limited control over viewing conditions in your home, it recommends spilling sugary water on your home theater floor to achieve desired stickiness, keep a healthy amount of cold stale popcorn wedged into your couch cushions and to really add authenticity invite a sleepy friend or relative to fall asleep and snore loudly in the back of the room or your teenage children to gossip at full volume while trying to watch your film.