MoviePass officially rolls out its new 3 movie per month plan

Here's your one-stop-shop for all the MoviePass news, controversies, and more. Unless you've been living under a rock lately, there's a good chance you've heard a thing or two about MoviePass. Although the company was founded way back in 2011, it's picked up a lot of steam over the past year or so with its too-good-to-be-true offer of allowing you to see one movie per day for just $9.95/month. That offer's a bit less magical now that subscribers are limited to three movies per month for the same price, and the road to this new strategy has been far from smooth. MoviePass has become one of the most disruptive companies of recent memory, and whether you're looking for the latest controversies or want to learn more about the service before you sign up, you've come to the right place. Without further ado, this is everything you need to know about MoviePass! The latest MoviePass news August 15, 2018 — MoviePass rolls out new 3-movie-per-month plan, includes choosing from "up to 6 films per day" As of today, MoviePass is officially transitioning to its new business model that'll hopefully allow it to keep chugging along for the foreseeable future. For $9.95/month, subscribers can see up to 3 movies each month. If you want to see additional films, you get up to a $5 discount on tickets that are purchased through the app. Subscribers are able to see "blockbuster and independent films" and can choose between "up to 6 films daily." That last note suggests that MoviePass will continue to limit showtimes as it sees fit, so here's to hoping the selection process is better than what users have been putting up with for the past few days. August 6, 2018 — The new MoviePass plan will remain at $9.95/month but limit subscribers to 3 movies per month Just about a week after MoviePass announced that it was raising its monthly subscription cost to $14.95/month, the company has since issued another press release to outline a tweaked version of its business model that'll hopefully allow for better sustainability. Starting on August 15, 2018, MoviePass's new plan will officially go into effect. It'll still cost $9.95/month as usual, but instead of subscribers being able to see up to one new movie per day, they'll be limited to just 3 movies each month. The plan will "include many major studio first-run films", and after you see your 3 movies, you'll be able to get up to a $5 discount on additional tickets you purchase through the app. Additionally, subscribers of the new plan won't have to deal with the controversial Peak Pricing or the Ticket Verification system that requires you to take a photo of your ticket before you can see another movie. If you're currently subscribed to any of the exisitng monthly or yearly plans, you won't be transitioned to the new model until your plan is up for renewal. In other words, you'll still be able to see one movie per day but will have to put up with Peak Pricing, Ticket Verification, and being limited from seeing new releases. All the important details There's now only one plan MoviePass previously offered two plans to choose from, but as of August 15, 2018, there's only one. For $9.95/month, you get the following: See up to 3 movies per month Choose between up to 6 films each day Purchase additional tickets through the app and get up to a $5 discount Watch movies at 91% of movie theaters in the U.S. Get invited to special events and screenings throughout the year This is quite a bit different from the movie per day model that MoviePass was previously running, but even so, it's still a tremendous deal considering that you break even or come out on top after having seen just one movie. Also under the new plan, subscribers won't have to deal with Peak Pricing or Ticket Verification — two "features" that caused for a lot of headache with older plans. See at MoviePass E-ticketing makes everything easier MoviePass is regularly partnering with more and more theater chains to support e-ticketing, and if you happen to live near one that offers this, you're in for a real treat. For theaters that don't support e-ticketing, using MoviePass requires you to be within 100 yards of the theater you're going to, check-in to the showtime on your phone, and then swipe your card to get your ticket. If the showing happens to sell out by the time you get to the theater, you can either choose another movie or call it a night. However, if there's a theater near you that does support e-ticketing, the process is way simpler. Once you find the showtime you want to go to, a "Get E-Ticket" button will pop up instead of the "Check In" one. E-tickets can't be canceled once you buy them, but they do have the added benefit of allowing you buy them wherever you are. Also, if you're theater supports e-ticketing and reserved seating, you can even choose your seat right from the MoviePass app! Once you get to the theater, just type in the redemption code for your e-ticket or scan the QR code. Right now, e-ticketing with MoviePass works at Goodrich Quality Theaters, Studio Movie Grill, and MJR Theaters. Only 2D movies are supported, at least for now As it currently stands, you can only use your MoviePass to watch regular 2D movies. In the near future, however, that will soon be changing. By Labor Day (September 3), MoviePass will allow you to pay an upgrade fee to see RealD 3D, IMAX 2D, 3D, and other Premium Large Format movies. That fee will range between $2 - $5 depending on what kind of premium show you're seeing. You can't rewatch movies As good of a deal as MoiePass is, it's not without a few limits here and there — the first of which is the fact that you can't rewatch movies. MoviePass experimented with letting people rewatch the same movie over and over again for a few months but eventually decided to revoke the right to prevent ticket-scalping and other misuses of the service. It would certainly be nice to have the option of seeing a movie again that you particularly like, but don't expect this to come back anytime soon. You can still benefit from your theater's loyalty program If your theater has a loyalty program that rewards you with points for buying tickets and concessions, you can link it up to your MoviePass account and still get rewarded for the tickets you "buy" with your MoviePass subscription. As it currently stands, you can link loyalty programs from Goodrich Quality Theaters, D Place Entertainment, and Starlight Cinemas. It's an admittedly small list right now, but it's one that should only grow more and more as time goes on. Be mindful of the device authorization limit If you're someone that lives the two phone life or frequently goes from device to device, you'll want to keep MoviePass's device authorization limit in mind. To "keep your account secure", MoviePass only allows you to be signed into the MoviePass app on one phone at a time. However, if you do get a new phone or need to sign into another one for whatever reason, you can log into your account on another phone every 30 days. Just download the app, enter your credentials, and confirm that you want to use that as your authorized device. Updated August 15, 2018: Updated pricing details and removed Peak Pricing section as it no longer applies to the current plan.

date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:29:00 +0000