My best solution is that we have a tax on the wealthiest to subsidize those that don't have skills that don't allow them to hit pverty level.
We do. It's called the income tax. It's not always a large enough subsidy to bring low-earners up to the poverty line, but someone working full time at minimum wage is eligible for more in benefits than they're paying in taxes.
Then there's the social aspect. Older generations wear watches, and associate pulling out a cellphone to check the time with teenagers and young people. Maybe once they've retired and are replaced by the younger generation a cellphone will be seen as on-par with a wristwatch.
I hope they also have regular $8/10 ticket for one movie. (most people wont see two movies in one day)
Seeing as how the previous iteration of the business went under following that model, I don't think it's likely that they'll be attempting it. I think that if the customers know that they can go to the movies for $8/10 like they're used to, the theater will be hard pressed to hit that 3,000 member mark.
All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.