In an Oscar season crowded with contenders, Netflix has done a killer job of showing off its shiniest objects. Even as its post-awards plans for the Paris Theatre—recently saved from closure—remain uncertain, the streaming service is staking real-world territory elsewhere, as last seen with Netflix's Little Italy takeover for The Irishman. Now, beginning today, the public can view "The Netflix Film Experiences in Dolby," a free two-floor exhibit of costumes, script pages and video clips assembled over several rooms at Dolby SoHo (477 Broadway). The show is open to the public from 1–8pm Wednesdays through Sundays until January 26.
What awaits film fans? Four movies are showcased and, to be honest, some rooms are more fun than others. Was Al Pacino's performance as hot-blooded Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman not quite big enough for you? Attendees can immerse themselves in an installation where he's yelling at you from multiple screens. Ever wanted to get up close and personal with some papal outfits? Costumes from The Two Popes are on display.
More excitingly to these eyes: There's a lower level fully pimped out with '70s-era finery from Dolemite Is My Name. You can't actually see the Eddie Murphy comedy in a single New York City cinema at the moment (apart from your own Netflix account) but paradoxically, this exhibit has created a temporary public space for the movie's supercharged energy. Finally, find the quiet nook where a loveseat will let you and your significant other watch Marriage Story in relative privacy, and hopefully not fight.