Swipe-happy dating app Tinder has an idea for all of you looking-for-love types: a movie date. Sure, it’s old-fashioned and dated (where do you swipe on this popcorn? can you tweet from the theater? also, something about Facebook?), but it could be a nice way to get to know someone you’ve previously only judged based on the appeal of their pictures, plus it’s free!
The Wrap reports that Tinder has teamed up with 20th Century Fox to push free tickets to the studio’s upcoming comedy Spy on its users, presumably people who are looking for both love and laughs. Starting on May 14, Tinder users in 50 markets will be granted early access to Spy screenings via the app. Per the outlet, “Tinder users swiping in participating markets will be able to RSVP via the Tinder mobile app to receive a pair of tickets for the screening, subject to availability.”
Tinder users in a wide range of cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, and New York, will be able to snag tickets to the Melissa McCarthy-starring and Paul Feig-directed comedy whole weeks before the rest of the non-Tinder world. Users will be able to swipe through the film’s stars—including Jason Statham, hey—and grab their pair of tickets to the special screenings.
As The Wrap notes, this is the first collaboration between Fox and Tinder, and if works out, it may be a sign of more to come. Time to download some apps, free-movie fans.
Of the deal, Marc Weinstock, president of domestic marketing at 20th Century Fox, said, “Giving Tinder users the chance to see Spy early is a great way for us to spread word of mouth and a great way to provide Tinder users with a fun and memorable first date experience.” Going to go out on a big limb here: Tinder is probably not the first dating app I’d use for “dates.” Cough cough.
Spy opens on June 5. Love can happen at any time.