Movies in Tok Alaska

This is our new movie theatre in Tok Alaska.

I think it is great they have family fare seeing as how we have a 2-year-old and all.


Do you use Netflix and if so, how do you like it?

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  1. Yes, and we like it a lot. Great variety, can’t beat the convenience.

  2. LOVE Netflix. I have been using it for more than six years now and especially like the variety and the speed. I recommend staggering your videos so you always have one at home. You won’t be able to do that at first – but once you start watching send them back one at a time rather than all at once.

    They move as quickly as the USPS can get them to and from your closest warehouse. For us it is about a 24 hour turn around, but our warehouse is rather close.

  3. M. Biggerstaff

     /  January 7, 2009

    LOVE netflix – don’t think I could live without them anymore.
    If you have decent internet speed out there, check out their “instant watch” they’re pretty good about having kids movies available, and getting more and more TV shows and Titles everyday. It’s unlimited with most plans, and you don’t even have to wait on USPS.

  4. Netflix feeds my documentary obsession to satiety. And now that the “watch instantly” feature works on Intel-based Macs… well, my most recent bout with strep throat was made much more bearable by my endless stream of old episodes of “The Office.”

  5. Selena

     /  January 8, 2009

    We LOVE Netflix – especially the new instant-streaming-to-your-xbox/computer stuff. Sophie now watches the same Caillou episodes over and over while we try to get out of the house in the mornings… 🙂 And I am currently loving the PBS Empires series…

  6. we like them. I wouldn’t recommend getting more than 2 at a time because then it just seems to be cost INeffective

  7. To get around the “Your connection is too slow…” stuff, plan ahead & start your download of the movie HOURS in advance. Don’t mess with the reverse controls until it is ALL downloaded & THEN go to the beginning & start it up. Otherwise, it will play back – About an hour later – And then restart all over again.
    I live in WY where EVERYTHING communications wise is unreliable.

  8. Mrs.H

     /  January 10, 2009

    I think I was customer #7 for Netflix back when a friend of mine was employe #3. I’ve never had a problem with them that wasn’t fixed in hours, not days, and I’ve always been pleased with the variety of service. One tip: put movies you want to see on your Queue long before they are available on DVD — Gran Torino and Marley and Me are on mine already. This helps when they come out, and thousands of people ask for them suddenly. Stay warm!

  9. Sorcha Sinclair

     /  January 11, 2009

    Netflix is ‘Da Bomb!

    Like Mrs. H, I lived in San Jose, CA where I think they started up, so we were customers very early on. That was, like, 2001…. Anyway. I could not live w/o them now, and I love to sit in bed w/ the laptop and stream movies while i cuddle in the pillows and down during winter.

  10. GW

     /  January 12, 2009

    I love netflix. They were always lightning quick with my movie deliveries, but then again I live in South FL and not freakin Tok, AK. Now they have online streaming movies though, which is good for you.

    The best 2 tips on Netflix I’ve heard are: get the plan that offers a couple extra movies than you think you need (ie get the 4 dvds a month if you think you only need 2) and send a movie back after a week or two if you still haven’t watched it.

    • Great NetFlix tips – thanks! I got the 3 DVD plan for now and try to do a grown up movie, a family movie, and a documentary as a way to mix it up and satisfy the whole family. And I must say, it is stunningly fast getting here to Tok, too. At least it feels like it. It also feels like Christmas each time the DVDs arrive!

  11. Netflix are like airline e-tickets, in that making the transition to Netflix seemed weird and unnatural, and then making the transition back seems weird and unnatural.

    As in: “Movies by mail? Without going to a video store and browsing? That’s weird and unnatural.” Followed by: “Going to a store to rent movies? That’s weird and unnatural!”

    The most valuable Netflix tip you will receive: If you’re not in the mood to see the movie now, you won’t be in the mood to see the movie when it arrives.

    Follow this rule, and you will save yourself from having movies sitting around at home for months at a time, because you don’t want to see them TODAY but you’re sure you’ll want to see them any day now. And they’re classics. And you really ought to see them. Even if they do look depressing as hell and — hey — isn’t that “Meet the Parents”? “Meet the Parents” is a funny movie! Let’s watch “Meet the Parents!”


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