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Quibi means “quick bite.” Seriously, that’s the meaning behind the name.
The entire idea behind the streaming service is that it should fit into your daily schedule, on your phone, on the go, in chunks that take under 10 minutes to watch. Every single show is filmed in a format that supports portrait and landscape viewing at the same time, encouraging you to flip your phone around.
So you might be surprised to learn: Quibi just screened one of its entire shows, stitched together as a feature film, at a drive-in theater.
The Hollywood Reporter says that The Americana theater in Los Angeles played host to the dinner-and-a-movie spectacle, which saw Quibi’s thriller series The Stranger played in a way it was a…tech, The Verge