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MoviePass... would it work for you? [UPDATE: THE DEAD SHALL RISE]

Old 08-06-18, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Danstheday2
So I get to keep the unlimited plan since I bought it at Costco and did not activate it untill may18 so I should be good untill april 2019 ?
You should be ok, if they last that long. But you'll be subject to these availability shenanigans.
Old 08-06-18, 09:33 AM
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If they can actually get things back to "normal" and not have us in fear of showtimes disappearing by the time we get to a theater then I will stay on board with the new plan. What I really need now is Regal to announce their own subscription service and I can just use MoviePass at my local independent theater.
Old 08-06-18, 09:42 AM
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If this comes to pass without a bunch of shenanigans, I'll stay with them. 3 movies a month is fine, as long as showtimes are all there for my favorite theaters.
Old 08-06-18, 09:44 AM
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Honestly, 3 movies at $9.95 and a discount on all other movies sounds pretty good. But it has to work for all movies all the time. Just the nonsense of driving to a theater to find the movie you want is unavailable pretty much negates any benefit I might get from this.
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re: MoviePass... would it work for you? [UPDATE: THE DEAD SHALL RISE]

Their theory isn't exactly crazy, especially for a business that is trying to stay afloat. They are changing their business model to accommodate 85% of their customers and willing to cut lose the other 15% of their customers. Those customers in their eyes are costing them the most and being the most vocal online about their disappointment with the company.

At the end of the day, I get it. I think the damage is already done and it won't save them in the end, but I get what they are trying to accomplish. And it was only a matter of time before a bigger company (AMC) was going to come along and put a better program in place.

You also have to remember the type of data they have on approximately 3 million customers. That's valuable data they can sell as well.
Old 08-06-18, 10:41 AM
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Didn't the TOS say they wouldn't sell any customer data?
Old 08-06-18, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
I actually like Moviepass trying to get people to watch smaller movies, or at non normal times, because theaters seem super inefficient. There are huge crowds on weekends or when a big movie comes out, but they're like graveyards most of the day, with so many unsold seats. If you could incentivize people to come in during those times, or to see the non blockbuster movies, that could help theaters and the smaller movies. The blockbusters would do well anyway, but you can already see the kind of clout Disney has when blockbusters matter almost too much. But I think it's a little too late to pivot the service, even if they were making money.
So throw this out the window. If you can only see three movies a month, and there are no restrictions, you're most likely going to use this on a blockbuster during peak hours.
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I’ve moved on and I’m not looking back. I get what they’re doing and why it’s necessary. They’re barely hanging on and they need this change to actually have money in the bank and survive. But they could have handled this so much better instead of all this back and forth shenanigans. But, this should theoretically keep them alive a little longer.

I hope Regal manages to come up with something before the year is out. If they manage to come up with a plan that’s even remotely competitive, it could be the final nail in the coffin for MoviePass.
Old 08-06-18, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by DJariya
I’ve moved on and I’m not looking back. I get what they’re doing and why it’s necessary. They’re barely hanging on and they need this change to actually have money in the bank and survive. But they could have handled this so much better instead of all this back and forth shenanigans. But, this should theoretically keep them alive a little longer.
I couldn’t help but laugh when I just saw the new “3 per month” plan. I agree completely with the above sentiment. Had they handled this differently I may have held on to my membership.
Old 08-06-18, 11:11 AM
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With as many movies as I see 3 per month for $9.95 would still be a great deal for me. If only they didn't jerks us around to get to that point I might've still been a subscriber.
Old 08-06-18, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Timber
With as many movies as I see 3 per month for $9.95 would still be a great deal for me. If only they didn't jerks us around to get to that point I might've still been a subscriber.
I think the same would've been said by the majority of those that ended up canceling.
Old 08-06-18, 11:41 AM
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This plan, while I think is a great value, is too little too late

The die hards or people who haven't been paying attention to what is going on will stay on board, but I'm sure there were sizeable cancellations over the past few weeks.

They still plan on having blackouts with this new plan?
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No telling what is going to happen. Different shit, different day.
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re: MoviePass... would it work for you? [UPDATE: THE DEAD SHALL RISE]

Am I missing something? Did they get rid of the peak pricing and new movie blocking when they implement this?
If not it's just one more kick in the crotch.
Old 08-06-18, 12:02 PM
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They’re still limiting access to blockbusters. The press release says subscribers will have access to “many” first run films.

But sounds like Peak pricing is out.
Old 08-06-18, 01:23 PM
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Well, Helios and Matheson has made a triumphant comeback to 9 cents per share!!
Old 08-06-18, 02:27 PM
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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 three standard 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
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re: MoviePass... would it work for you? [UPDATE: THE DEAD SHALL RISE]

"Access" to many first-run blockbusters... but no mention of when this "access" will begin.

"Suspending" peak pricing and ticket verification... but no mention of canceling them outright.

I think Tosh and Jagger said it best:



We swtiched services and used A-List this weekend to great effect. My wife and I were able order our tickets and reserve seats hours before the movies and miles away from the theater, upgraded our Medium popcorn (we got one large instead of two mediums) and sodas, we're almost at $5 rewards, and all formats available? No contest.

Being inside 8 miles from two separate AMC theaters helps as well.
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They may have been working on the app yesterday because I was getting a bunch of showtimes at 3am. I was like what?
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Is it just me or did they not mention anything at all about the constantly changing showtimes? Like is that gone with the new plan? Will annual subscribers still have them?
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No upgrading to a premium screen that they had previously planned?
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Is it just me or did they not mention anything at all about the constantly changing showtimes? Like is that gone with the new plan? Will annual subscribers still have them?
I don't see how they could possibly manage the app and showtimes for 2 separate pools of subscribers.
Old 08-06-18, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Timber
I don't see how they could possibly manage the app and showtimes for 2 separate pools of subscribers.
Didn't someone mention that his wife was on an annual plan and he had different showtimes than her?

And they managed to allow annual subscribers to be exempt from the peak pricing shenanigans.

If they don't restrict annual members at all, I guess I'm glad I didn't cancel my wife's Costco sub because it'll be back to a movie a day.
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I'm a little worried about the wording of that email concerning when this will start impacting me. If I transition to the new plan, will it start immediately or at the end of my current billing cycle? I was hoping for the latter where I would not have to rush so much to see several movies before the new rules kick in (if they even show up in the app).
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So as I said before, my subscription renewed on July 23rd, but I cancelled so I'm with them for a little less than 3 more weeks. Have not been able to use it at all since it renewed with all the outages.

So as of right now, I could feasibly still see a movie per day (no new releases), but once the 15th hits, I can only see 3 more correct? probably won't happen though.

and I checked the app again and there are still missing showtimes and new releases are still blocked.

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