Are there any MoviePass users here? Do you have any thoughts about their latest e-mail?
The latest update (August 6, 2018) makes these changes:
You can see up to three movies a month for $9.95 and get up to a $5.00 discount to any additional movie tickets purchased.
The plan includes many major first-run films but there will be some exceptions.
They are suspending Peak Pricing and Ticket Verification.
The parts I bolded leave me with questions. I would generally be satisfied with three movies for $9.95 a month. I don’t usually see more than that anyway (except maybe at the end of the year when all the Oscar contenders come out). And getting $5 off additional tickets would be fine. Or is it $5? Maybe it’s less…or nothing.
I want to be able to see all the movies that are out and not have major movies blocked for the first few weeks.
Peak pricing was ridiculous. It seemed like every movie had peak pricing, even an older movie shown in the afternoon. Getting rid of that is a good move.
Mostly I want things to work. Yesterday I went to see Three Identical Strangers in the afternoon. The movie has been out for a month or so, it’s not a major movie, and yet it wasn’t available through MoviePass.
After my experience yesterday I was ready to cancel. With today’s e-mail I’m going to give them at least another month or two. I still don’t think they have a sustainable business model, but it’s fun for as long as it lasts.