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Matt Reed
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 11:59pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The firm said the monthly subscription fee for MoviePass would increase to $14.95 from $9.95 in the next 30 days, representing a 50% price hike.

The company also said it would cut access to popular new films. New wide releases — those released in 1,000 locations or more — will no longer be available on the MoviePass app for their first two weeks in theaters, Helios said. The company said the moves were aimed at cutting its cash-burn rate by 60%.








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David Miller
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Posted: 25 February 2019 at 2:50pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Anybody still subscribe to MoviePass?

Even with all the restrictions I was able to eke out enough movies in the Fall to still make it an acceptable deal, but after only seeing one movie in November, and not being able to see a single movie with it at all in December and January, I cancelled. 

The world was never meant for something so beautiful. 
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Clint Thompson
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I cancelled in October, I think.  The final straw for me was when the only options I was getting for movies were two or three of the most mainstream, middle-of-the-road newly released films.

I would have gladly paid $20/mo if they would let me choose what movies I could see.


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If it sounds to good to be true...
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Rick Senger
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Yeah, after initially enjoying a few months I cancelled a similar plan last summer when the rules kept changing and the card became unreliable to use for several months.  Definitely too good to be true in my case. 
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David Miller
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I have no regrets. MoviePass took me for less than $10 in that final month, exactly as I expected, but over the 11 months prior I saw more than 40 films at around $3 per. I feel like I came out ahead in this particular pyramid scheme. (As long as I don't calculate the marketing, demographic and location data I gave away, along with recordings of all my conversations while using the app, for all I know.)
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I still belong, but I don't think I've been able to see a movie since early December, which means I've just been donating to keep the service on life support.  Have to discuss with the family soon, but I think we're on the brink of dropping it altogether.

Sad, because when it was in full swing, it was a great bargain, and it REALLY stimulated our moviegoing, to the benefit of theater owners (they made about 1,000% more off of us on concessions with MoviePass than they would have without it, so profit is profit).

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Philip Obaza
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I switched to AMC A-List. Love it. $19.95 a month, three movies a week,
includes all formats, tickets can be reserved on your phone days in
advance, and you can see the same film multiple times.




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Trevor Smith
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Unlimited usage possibly coming back:

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Short version - unlimited unless you actually use it as
much as humanly possible. In an "unlimited manner", so
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Wilson Mui
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Some people really did miss use the pass like going into the theater to
enjoy the air conditioning or to take naps. They weren’t even going to
see the movies.
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