Based on this probe of interest, we’ve decided to go ahead and schedule a Netflix watch party for 366 readers on Saturday, March 28, at 9:30 PM EST (time subject to change; feel free to suggest alternatives).
There are two sets of instructions: one for the poll, and then the instructions for joining the Netflix Party.
Just vote for which movie you’d like us to watch from the selections below. We’ll screen the movie that gets the most votes. Your host, Gregory J. Smalley, will personally break any ties. Note that unlike our other polls, you can only vote once. Poll closes at midnight EST on Friday, March 27. You may vote for multiple movies, but not for every movie (because that would be pointless).
You must have a subscription to Netflix and a browser running Chrome. You must install the Netflix Party extension (from this site).
We will not provide tech support; you’re on your own. Maybe someone will help you in the comments if you have questions or issues.
When the party is set to begin we’ll announce it in three places:
- On this site (if you’ve signed up for regular email alerts via the sidebar you’ll also get a notice that way)
- On our Facebook page
- On Twitter
You will then receive the link to join the stream. Follow the instructions and be sure to have your Netflix Party extension active.
Once you join, you can customize your avatar and give yourself a screen name, which would be tremendously helpful.
Then, we’ll see how it goes. This is our first time trying this so it could be a disaster, or it could be a blast that we repeat weekly or monthly. No way to know until we try it! Looking forward to getting to meet some of you in the virtual theater.