On Friday, you’ll be able to pay to see the Sundance hit Dope… with Bitcoin.
Dope, a coming-of-age teen comedy that sparked a dramatic all-night bidding war between Open Road and Sony in Park City last winter, is director Rick Famuyiwa’s fourth feature, about a trio of geeky teens who accidentally find themselves with a stash of drugs to dispose of (or, rather, sell). Breakout star Shameik Moore plays the lead, Malcolm, but Bitcoin, too, has a featured role in the film:
Early in the film, Malcolm says, “I just read that money as we know it is dead. Soon the world is only going to buy and sell products using Bitcoins. It’s like a complicated math equation.” When Malcolm and his friends get in a jam and need to sell drugs quickly and quietly, they look to Bitcoin. [The Wrap]
Dope opens on 2,000 screens nationwide, with over 900 theaters accepting tickets from MovieTickets.com, which will allow Bitcoin purchases using the payment platform GoGoin. The transaction is “similar to a credit-card purchase,” according to The Wrap.
“Bitcoin is an integral part of Dope and we could not be more excited to bring this unique new opportunity to moviegoers,” Open Road Chief Marketing Officer Jason Cassidy said in a statement. Jeva Lange
Originally appeared at: http://theweek.com/speedreads/560637/dope-major-hit-sundance-now-first-movie-pay-bitcoin