As movie ticketing subscription service MoviePass launches with its new $9.95 per month for three movies per month plan, the company has added one more stipulation – limiting what movies you can see each day.
This is not their previous, and thankfully short-lived, scenario in which customers could only pick between two films at inopportune times. That has ended, but they are still limiting when, where, and what films users can see each day – expanding the list from two to six films being made available. CEO Mitch Lowe tells Business Insider:
“As we transition to the new subscription plan, we want to share more details about our service moving forward as part of our commitment to keep you fully informed. For the time being, we will be limiting the films and showtimes that are available to members each day.
During this transition period, MoviePass will offer up to six films to choose from daily, including a selection of major studio first-run films and independent releases. In addition, showtime availability may be limited depending on the popularity of those films on the app that particular day.”
Films and showtimes available in the app will change daily, the schedule being published at least a week in advance on the MoviePass website so members can plan ahead. Films like “The Meg,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Skate Kitchen” and “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” are all now available via the app.
At the same time, AMC Theatres’ new rival program ‘Stubs A-List’ says over 260,000 users have signed up for its subscription service after only seven weeks, well ahead of projections. AMC also says in a statement they are also going to guarantee no price increases or plan changes for twelve months for those who sign up in 2018.