Support Us! Now Launching FirstShowing Membership with Steady
by Alex Billington
June 1, 2021
Please support us! Anything you can spare makes a huge difference. Just like many other websites before us, we’re diving into the membership world. FirstShowing.net originally launched back in June of 2006 (believe it!), so this marks our 15th year and we’re still going strong despite many ups & downs. We’ve changed and evolved over the years, we’ve grown and shrunk, and our focus now is different than it was 10 years ago. But more than anything: we love movies. Always and forever. And we want to share our love of movies with everyone else who loves movies. If you’re a regular reader, if you visit this site to check the release schedule or latest trailers or new short films, please consider supporting the website so we can continue to operate as one of the finest independent movie blogs around. We really want to stick around here for another 15 years.
Our new membership service is offered through Steady – click the image below to visit our page & view the subscription options. With many changes in the advertising world over the last few years, including a huge dip during the pandemic, we’re running low on funds and anything helps these days. If membership isn’t for you, consider a one-time donation via PayPal or Ko-fi or contact us for other ways to donate and support FS.
FirstShowing is an independently owned and operated professional movie blog with its roots in Colorado. It is run by movie lovers just like you who work their butt off every single day to make sure it is updated and running smoothly. Our focus is on providing accurate information and the latest updates on movie releases without annoying ads or popups or distractions. Our mantra is to offer this for free to everyone, without any limitations – that is what the internet is all about (hack the planet!). But we need you to keep us going: “Without you, there is no us.” We want to keep the site running and need your support. We don’t want to fill up the site with confusing content marketing articles or ugly ads that take away from your experience here. This has been our philosophy since the early days of FirstShowing, and will continue to be our focus…
Even though we’re not sure how this will all work out, we’re inspired by other sites like Kottke and Colossal and the way they run their membership programs. It’s about mutual support, and it’s about recognizing that times have changed, and the advertising that kept us going for so many years is drying up. FirstShowing has only successful because of you, because of all the readers over the years who have stopped by. We just love movies and love writing about movies and love keeping everyone else excited about movies. FirstShowing is meant to be a movie blog unlike all the others – we don’t act the same as other movie websites, and we want to keep it that way. Our focus is on championing cinema and embracing positivity. A nourishing community for movie lovers made by passionate movie lovers. Thank you for visiting FS and thank you for your support.