Starting next month, streaming service giant Netflix will begin expanding its original films to select theaters in Los Angeles and New York City as part of a deal with iPic Entertainment.

In total, 10 movies will be screened in the select cinemas on the days they debut on the streaming service. The first of which will be The Siege of Jadotville and Mascots, according to The Wall Street Journal on Oct. 7th and 13th respectively.

The plan isn't just to increase revenue and exposure for actual theater-goers, rather, this may be part of a loophole for Netflix to begin earning Oscar-consideration in the near future.

Oscar guidelines dictate that films can be considered as long as they are shown in a "commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County" for "at least seven consecutive days, during which period screenings must occur at least three times daily, with at least one screening beginning between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily."

According to The Verge, The National Association of Theater (NATO - not that one) isn't happy about the new partnership. The group released a statement earlier that read; "The National Association of Theater Owners has responded to the iPic deal, warning against digital and theatrical joint releases. "Simultaneous release, in practice, has reduced both theatrical and home revenues when it has been tried," NATO president John Fithian said in a statement. "Just as Netflix and its customers put a value on exclusivity, theater owners and their customers do too."

Expect the remainder of the 10 films to be announced shortly.