Cat videos have taken over the Internet, yet a new startup plans to offer cat lovers another way to watch cat videos. Instead of posting videos for free on the Internet, Cat Videos Live! will charge admission to a two-hour event featuring “exclusive” cat footage not previously uploaded online.
Tickets will be about $30, with proceeds going to Panthera, Houston no-kill animal shelter Friends 4 Life and a local animal organization in each city.
“First, nothing you see in the film is on YouTube,” said production company Knitting Factory Presents president Mark Dinerstein. “It is all original. You’ve never seen it before. Second you’re engaging in a fun social gathering. Whether you’re going with your friends or not, you’re engaging with your community.”