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Movie Pass now $9.95

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by Rush-O-Matic, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Rush-O-Matic

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    I'm putting this in its own thread, because it might be interesting to follow what happens.

    If you're not familiar with it, go here: https://www.moviepass.com/

    Originally, it was like $50 a month, and you had to previously be a maximum trip theatre buff to make it worth it. Then, it was lowered to $30 a month, and became much more interesting. Now, it's been lowered to $9.95 per month. Obviously, they lose money, but Movie Pass claims they are subsidizing it temporarily with cash infusions. I guess the idea is that, since there's no contract and you can cancel anytime, they'll raise the price, but convince you to stay with their awesome service. I don't know.

    Now, AMC is suing, saying that the unsustainable model will hurt (their) business.
    http://fortune.com/2017/08/16/amc-legal-action-moviepass-subsription/

    Has anybody signed up?
     
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    I have't signed up but the movie business is fucking itself by not adapting to the new order, Amazon and Netflix are making huge gains in full length feature films which people can watch at home with a cold beer.

    Maybe AMC should look inward and ask themselves why the fuck it costs 2 adults 50 bucks to see a movie, in a dirty theatre with people who are on the phone or talking.

    No thanks, I'll wait for the shit to hit Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/DVD.

    10 bucks a month is a tempting price, if you could lock it at that price it would be worth it.
     
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    All true. Movie Pass was founded by Stacey Spikes & Hamet Wyatt. Spikes has Entertainment Executive experience in music and film, and Wyatt is on the Board for Upfront, which includes TrueCar and other innovative new business. And, the Movie Pass CEO (Mitch Lowe) is one of the founders of Netflix. They have commented before that they think the high cost of seeing a movie has a greater impact on low attendance than just competition from Netflix et al. I think it's also interesting that Spikes and Wyatt are both African American, which is a demographic often touted as under-served - or at least under-represented - in films. Whether or not Movie Pass gaining strength will allow them to be power players to effect that, or even if they want to, remains to be seen.
     
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    We have ipic here which is the tits. It's a tad more expensive but there's no rifraf and you get a reclining seat that comes with drinks and popcorn.
     
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    You would like the theatres in my town: leather reclining seats, a full bar of beer and spirits, your order delivered to your seat (no lines), a nightstand for your seat, nobody under the age of 19, stadium levels for the seats, ceiling speakers. And cleaned between each showing. Definitely worth the extra bucks:

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    Wish we had this coupon-dealy up here.
     
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    Yep... I live a couple blocks from one of the Cineplex Odeon VIP theatres, and it rocks.

    If the movie isn't playing in that theatre, I don't see it.
     
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    Seconded. The VIP section is geared specifically for adults who want to enjoy their movie experience. And you can get a buzz on while doing it, you can't top that.

    They redid the old Galleria theatres downtown with leather recliners too. And they're still cheap with free popcorn refills. With the world going to hell at least we have awesome movie theatres.