Empty cinemas no more

CLIENT: TUGG
OUTLET: THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Most of us have been there. You walk into an empty cinema and it’s just you and the sticky floor. But if David Doepel has anything to do with it, solitary viewing will be a thing of the past. As the rights holder to Tugg Australia, Perth-based Mr Doepel wants to put the cinema into the hands of the audience. In what he describes as the Airbnb for cinema, Tugg enables an everyday person to become a film’s promoter, with punters essentially hiring a cinema and selling it through their personal networks via the Tugg online platform.

Most of us have been there. You walk into an empty cinema and it’s just you and the sticky floor.

But if David Doepel has anything to do with it, solitary viewing will be a thing of the past.

As the rights holder to Tugg Australia, Perth-based Mr Doepel wants to put the cinema into the hands of the audience.

In what he describes as the Airbnb for cinema, Tugg enables an everyday person to become a film’s promoter, with punters essentially hiring a cinema and selling it through their personal networks via the Tugg online platform.