Amazon’s Academy Award winning film, Manchester by the Sea, arrives on Prime for members to stream on Friday, May 5. To celebrate the film Amazon will give every home in the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA one year of Amazon Prime and a 3-pack of Wickedly Prime 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. “Manchester by the Sea is a masterpiece representing the best of cinematic storytelling. In other words, it is wicked awesome.”
Manchester by the Sea will be available for Prime members to stream starting May 5. Customers can view the film using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices or online at Amazon.com/originals at no additional cost to their membership.
Prime members will also be able to download the film to mobile devices for offline viewing. Manchester by the Sea joins Amazon Prime Video’s line-up of award-winning and critically acclaimed Original Series and Movies.
Amazon is sending a gift box to every home in Manchester-by-the Sea this week. Customers will receive a code to claim their one-year Prime membership and 3-pack of Wickedly Prime Popcorn. On Friday, May 5, they can start streaming their namesake movie Manchester by the Sea.
Earlier this year, Amazon Studios, the original film and TV production arm of Amazon Prime Video, received seven Oscar nominations and took home three Oscars, making Amazon Prime Video the first streaming service to win Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. Manchester by the Sea took home two Oscars – Casey Affleck won his first Oscar for Best Actor, and Kenneth Lonergan won his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
The Salesman, written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, won Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to these Amazon Original Movies, Moonlight, the Academy Award winning film for Best Picture starring Mahershala Ali and directed by Barry Jenkins, will be added to the Prime Video line-up on May 21.