MoviePass is now $9.99/Month: See 3 standard movies a month

Pigdango

Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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#76
Personally, they may have stemmed the tide a bit if they just made it $20.
I think it was $50 a month for unlimited movies before they went to $10. And they used to have tiered plans in place.

The plan "worked" - they went from 20,000 subscribers in December of 2016 to over 2 million now. I think it won't be long until they split their subscriber base into tiers and make people choose between two plans: 4 movies a month for $9.95, and unlimited movies for $20 or $30 bucks a month. They will lose some subscribers of course, but I think I'm averaging only 2 or 3 movies per month, so I'd be fine with a 4 movie limit. I'm guessing the majority of subscribers are in my boat.
 

Bill Lehecka

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#77
I think it was $50 a month for unlimited movies before they went to $10. And they used to have tiered plans in place.

The plan "worked" - they went from 20,000 subscribers in December of 2016 to over 2 million now. I think it won't be long until they split their subscriber base into tiers and make people choose between two plans: 4 movies a month for $9.95, and unlimited movies for $20 or $30 bucks a month. They will lose some subscribers of course, but I think I'm averaging only 2 or 3 movies per month, so I'd be fine with a 4 movie limit. I'm guessing the majority of subscribers are in my boat.
Agreed. I'm just not liking how they decided that since Infinity War came out, they made it "Oh, you saw a movie already? Well, can't see it again." I never got a notification that those terms were changed. I only got a notification that I needed to take a pic of my ticket stub now.
 

Bobobie

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#79
Too bad I'm full up on streaming subscriptions. Would like to have tried it out over the summer months.
 

Bill Lehecka

Whiny Man Baby
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#82
I just wish Regal did something similar to AMC by doing that A-List thing.
 

Pigdango

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#83
I just wish Regal did something similar to AMC by doing that A-List thing.
AMC will probably cancel that when MoviePass goes under. I’m probably going to cancel them soon. Couldn’t check in for any showing of MI6 at all. Not even 2D ones.
 

LiddyRules

You Dig On Multiverses?
#84
I've been reading some of the press releases from MoviePass and I like them. They're feisty.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180802005550/en/MoviePass-We’re-Standing

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MoviePass™, the nation’s premier movie theater subscription service and a majority-owned subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq:HMNY) (“Helios”), today pushed back on comments by some in the theater industry who have predicted, and in some cases declared, its passing.

Exhibitors know that without MoviePass they will be able to continue to charge exorbitant prices for theater tickets and gouge customers with overpriced concessions. This is exactly the attitude the taxicab industry took when Uber entered their market

Furthermore, any crowing about the uptick in box office receipts this summer season should include the fact that a significant percentage of that total is directly attributable to MoviePass subscribers.

Here’s just a sample:
  • MoviePass contributed nearly one-fourth of the domestic box office receipts for Lionsgate’s “Blindspotting” through the first Tuesday after its release.
  • MoviePass ticket purchases represented nearly 17 percent of Thursday night previews for Paramount’s “Book Club.”
  • For Warner Bros.’ “Tag,” which MoviePass promoted in-app, its purchases represented 13 percent of the film’s opening weekend domestic box office totals
  • MoviePass ticket purchases accounted for about 12 percent of the entire theatrical run for Magnolia Pictures’ runaway documentary hit “RGB.”
Overall, we believe as much as 6 percent of the industry’s total box office receipts can be traced to our loyal subscribers. It’s clear that because of MoviePass, more people are seeing more movies at fair prices. Instead of wishing us away, the industry, particularly the independent film producers, should be congratulating and supporting us. Absent MoviePass, exhibitors are fighting to preserve profits in a declining box office environment. That’s the doomed strategy.

Yes, we’re going through a rough patch not unlike what other disruptive enterprises experienced in their early days. Much of our issues can be attributed to the unprecedented growth in a business that just 12 months ago did not exist.
 

Bill Lehecka

Whiny Man Baby
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#85
MoviePass changes their terms more often than a new mom changes diapers.

Dear MoviePass Member,

On August 15, 2018, we will hit the one-year anniversary of MoviePass’ revolutionary price point of $9.95 a month. We’ve experienced tremendous growth, and we know that at times, the frequent changes to our service have been frustrating to you. But through it all, one thing is clear: we’ve gotten people excited about going to the movies again.

Over the last year, we have tried different things and we’ve discovered what our members love about our service — the low price point and the ability to go to more than 91 percent of theaters nationwide. We’ve also learned what people don’t like about the service — features including Peak Pricing and Ticket Verification.

So now, with almost a full year of learnings under our belt, we’re introducing a new pricing plan that retains the features you love the most and removes the ones you don’t. Most importantly, this new plan will ensure that we can run a sustainable business and continue providing you with an amazing deal to go see movies in theaters.

Here are the details:

  • Under our new plan, MoviePass members will be able to see up to threestandard movies a month for $9.95, and be given up to a $5.00 discount to any additional movie tickets purchased. Today, 85 percent of MoviePass members go to three movies or less per month, so these changes cater to the majority of our movie-going community.
  • The new plan will include many major studio first-run films, however there will be some exceptions (note that theaters with e-ticketing will include all movies and showtimes with no restrictions).
  • We will be suspending Peak Pricing and Ticket Verification requirements for all members in the new plan described above.
  • Over the coming days, MoviePass members with a monthly subscription renewing on or after August 15th will be given the option in the MoviePass app to transition to the new plan. Quarterly and annual subscribers will not be impacted until their renewal date.
The truth is, disruption and innovation require staying flexible and having an open mind. We genuinely strive to offer you a service that is a great deal, and we believe that the new plan we’re introducing will be attractive to the majority of our members.

It’s been an exciting journey so far, and MoviePass is here to stay. Your endless support, understanding and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Mitch Lowe
 

Pigdango

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#86
I’m ok with this. I’ve seen 14 movies in a little over 7 months. I guess there were assholes going to Regal every day and buying a ticket to nothing just to build up their regal crown club points. Sucks for people that were legitimately going to 6 or 7 movies a month, but they had to do something to stay afloat.
 

Creasy Bear

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#89
When is the corpse going to fall over? This company is like the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of companies.
 
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