Movie Magic in Manchester
Amazon Prime offers a gift box to residents of this small seaside town.
The movie magic has not ended for Manchester-by-the-Sea. Residents of this small seaside town will receive free subscriptions to Amazon Prime. Manchester-by-the-Sea is where the Oscar-winning film Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck was based. Amazon just announced the special gift Monday. Every home—the town has a population of just over 5,000—will get free shipping from the online retailer for a year (annual Prime subscriptions usually cost $99). They will also get three bags of popcorn from Wickedly Prime, the company’s in-house snack brand.
“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,” Greg Hart, vice president of Amazon Video, said in a statement on the company’s website. “Manchester by the Sea is a masterpiece representing the best of cinematic storytelling. In other words, it is wicked awesome.”
The retailer rolled out free one-hour delivery to Prime customers around Greater Boston this year, but Manchester residents are too far away to qualify so this is the next best thing and offers a big thank you to the residents of the town.