If you’re planning on catching the new teen comedy flick Dope this Friday (June 19), you might not need your wallet, but, definitely your phone.
The movie’s distributor Open Road Films will allow moviegoers to buy tickets with Bitcoin, a digital currency exchanged through mobile apps or computers. Similar to credit card purchases, buyers can go online at MovieTickets.com to purchase their tickets from more than 900 U.S. theaters.
The coming-of-age film, which follows New York teens that exchange drugs for Bitcoins, adds a personal touch for consumers anxious for their front-row seats to the flick.
The film brings forth a statement of how corrupt technology can be. Bitcoin swirled in its own realm of controversy after MasterCard had a bone to pick with the service. Now that they’ve grounded themselves back in the currency market, more companies like Dell and Microsoft are adopting the technology.
“Bitcoin is an integral part of Dope, and we could not be more excited to bring this unique new opportunity to moviegoers,” Chief Marketing Officer of Open Road Films Jason Cassidy said.
So if your pockets are low, you still can go check Dope, which of course is pretty dope.