We love movies here at DivX. We really do. Two Fridays ago we rented out a theater near our office and brought the entire DivX family for a screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 1”. We laughed, we cried,
we dressed up, and we had a great time watching an excellent movie.
It has become a bit of a tradition at DivX to get everyone together to watch new movies. In the past we’ve rented out a theater to watch Iron Man, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Shrek and several more. In addition to it being a fun group event and a nice perk to working at DivX (or having friends that work at DivX), there are several reasons for why we do this:
- We work hard, we play hard
- We love movies (did I mention that already?)
- It gives us an excuse to wear our Harry Potter halloween costumes again
- It increases work productivity.
The latter reason may require a brief explanation. Back in the early days of DivX, several movie premieres were highly anticipated by DivX employees. Among those was a midnight showing of “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”. The strangest thing happened the morning after this particular late night/early morning premiere: everyone tried to call in sick. Ever since the great hobbit-induced “illness” of 2001, DivX has strived to feed employees’ insatiable need for movies by providing official events in which we can enjoy new movies together on the silver screen.
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