New MoviePass plan greatly limits members' viewing options

New MoviePass plan greatly limits members' viewing options
It seems that every day, MoviePass changes what subscribers' get for the $9.95 they pay monthly. Just yesterday, a subscription allowed you to see three movies a month with a $5 discount on the purchase of tickets for addition films. But now, the beleaguered company has made an additional change. It will limit subscribers' to films on a list that will be updated daily on the MoviePass website.

For example, the movies that members can see today include Mile 22, Christopher Robin, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, We The Animals, Skate Kitchen, Juliet, Naked and the Summer of '84. The website shows the films available to members through Sunday, August 26th. While MoviePass says that the daily list will contain up to six films, the lists for this weekend and the week after, have seven titles listed for each day.


Recently, it was discovered that several former MoviePass subscribers who thought that they had canceled the service, had it reactivated without their consent. MoviePass blamed a bug inside its app for this issue.

source: MoviePass via TheVerge

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13 Comments

1. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

This has what to do with phones? Anyway, I can't see why anyone would pay for this. Also, they have a terrible business model. I'm going to say they will be dead within a year.

3. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

They had a brilliant idea originally, but it was poorly executed.

4. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I think the idea is still fine. But you can't give the movies away without having a model that will cover the costs. If might be a success if they charged like 19.99. At a "normal" 8 dollar a movie, that means you have to see 2.5 movies before they lose money. That's without knowing their negotiated rates. Then they could also remove the blackouts and other things that seem to be making this an even more useless subscription.

5. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Where the hell do you live that only charges $8 for a movie ticket? Jealous!

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

That's for like matinee pricing. Peak hours are usually like 10-12. That's non-3D, though. I don't know how much 3D is because I don't like 3D.

12. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

You guys have peak hours? In where I live, one ticket costs around $5 and we don't have peak hours pricing. Interesting.

7. blac.inc

Posts: 59; Member since: May 16, 2018

Hey, movies sometimes cost 6 dollars where I live. Around 9 during peak times.

8. Valdomero

Posts: 683; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Lol, where I live wednesdays are half price day, for the amount of... wait for it... $2.5 for 2D!!! 3D for $3.75 and 4D for $7.5. Still the food is kinda expensive, $14.99 for 2 Medium Sodas and Medium Popcorn. So we smuggle our own food when we don't want to spend like $30 for just 2 people.

11. srgonu

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I think purchasing tickets from Costco or Sams club for specific theaters will get you that price.

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I pay less than that in England

10. Alan01

Posts: 619; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

The MoviePass app is mobile related and is important to the process of using MoviePass. Alan

2. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

When something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

9. grafyc

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Amc Stubs . Love it for $20 it's great, dolby imax, 3d or regular, 3 movies a week. AMC is all over Philly. Death to movie pass

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