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Movie theaters, senior living and farmers embrace technology to foster community

By Christa Avampato on Dec 17, 2014

It’s exciting to see a plethora of companies across industries scooping up new technology and innovating to grow and enhance a sense of community. Here are some of my favorite recent examples: Subscriptions For a long time I’ve wanted a subscription to a movie theater that would give me unlimited access to one of my favorite pastimes. I came up with all kinds of ideas why this wasn’t possible — it's impossible to predict when/if a movie time was sold out, crowd control and the question of profitability all came to mind.  Much to my surprise and delight! AMC Theaters is giving it a go with MoviePass. Starting in Boston and Denver, the movie chain will offer a movie-a-day subscription for $35-$45. I can’t wait for them to get to my city. With my movie-going habit, this subscription will be w

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