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Postby Blue Jackets » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:52 am

Moviepass Blocking Users from Watching Mission: Impossible—Fallout This Weekend
Things appear to be going from bad to worse for MoviePass. The subscription service had to shut down operations this past Thursday because it ran out of money, and to avoid the same thing from happening twice, it is blacking out all of its customers from watching one of the biggest summer blockbusters: Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:58 am

Wow that sucks. It's expected but damn is this a shitty way to go down

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Postby wags83 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:50 pm

I'm guessing this is losing them a lot of subscribers. Also, it's kinda ridiculous that movies that have been in theaters for 2 or 3 weeks are surge pricing at all showings after 11am.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:05 am

Stock is down 91% for the parent company. This project brought down the whole company. RIP
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:39 am

Looks like MI6 is still blocked in Monday. The only theater that has it open is one that offers e-tickets through MoviePass.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:43 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Looks like MI6 is still blocked in Monday. The only theater that has it open is one that offers e-tickets through MoviePass.

I was just coming here to say this. So dumb.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:35 am

I'm seeing it tomorrow. Luckily it's $5 ticket night. MoviePass isn't making it out of this summer.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:23 am

I guess I do have a free ticket on my loyalty rewards at the theater near my house. Maybe I'll go tonight while Erin is working late.
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Postby Watson2000 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:41 pm

Actually chatted with Moviepass through the app Friday night. Brought up that all the AMC and Century theaters are surge pricing for all major studio releases, and asked why HT3 is surging at 9:30 at night...they just gave me the surge jargon and sent me the link for the surge pricing. So I asked about MI6, and they said to use e-ticketing, which is Flicks here in Des Moines, so I looked, and the theater was more than 3/4's full, so I asked why that wasn't surge pricing, cause that had to be a harder ticket than HT3. They just apologized if I was having issues. Oy, old man Watson was not happy. So, I went to Flicks for MI6 so I could stick it to them and use .0000015 percent of the 5 million they had to borrow. I'll see if they do the same shenanigans this weekend, if so, I'll drop them. Luckily, if you drop them, you're movie pass is good for your month of subscription, so I'll just go see a lot of independent movies at Fluer as they're not doing the surge pricing there, and just sign up for AMC subscription. I've gotten used to seeing multiple movies.

In the end, always look on the bright side of life. I saw 36 movies in the 10 months while I was a subscriber, so if the math works out, I only paid $2.78 per movie, which does take me back to matinee prices when I was in high school. Good times.
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Postby CrckrJack » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:52 pm

Watson2000 wrote:Source of the post I saw 36 movies in the 10 months while I was a subscriber

Hot damn! I saw 35 over my subscription life so far.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:43 am

https://www.thisisinsider.com/moviepass ... app-2018-7
In an all-hands meeting on Monday, MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe announced that upcoming big releases like "Christopher Robin" and "The Meg" would not be available to subscribers, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider.
The implication was that the practice of not offering tickets to major releases would continue for the foreseeable future.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:36 am

I'm locked out of my app. I need to call to have that fixed, I thought about cancelling it while I was on the phone.

I'll actually keep the service if I can see any movie 2 weeks after release for no surcharge. Wife is back at work so I can start seeing Friday morning movies again. I'm fine with waiting 2 weeks after release to see something like The Meg alone.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:03 am

More news: https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/1763 ... vie-access
According to a company press release, MoviePass will increase its price to $14.95 a month within the next 30 days. First-run movies will only be viewable on a limited basis during the first two weeks of release, unless the company has a promotional deal with a given film. This is in addition to the already-announced plan to implement surge pricing for popular movies, which users have noted in practice has meant virtually all movies, regardless of ticket demand.

That's a deal breaker for me when AMC is only $5 more, doesn't limit new release, gives access to any format, and doesn't have surge pricing. I'm cancelling.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:05 am

Tried calling to get my issue fixed. Didn't open until 10. Called after 10 and only got an automated masseage about tickets not working. No option to talk to someone. Auto hung up.

Good thing I couldn't call in during off hours to get the same automated message.
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Postby Watson2000 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:29 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post More news: https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/1763 ... vie-access
According to a company press release, MoviePass will increase its price to $14.95 a month within the next 30 days. First-run movies will only be viewable on a limited basis during the first two weeks of release, unless the company has a promotional deal with a given film. This is in addition to the already-announced plan to implement surge pricing for popular movies, which users have noted in practice has meant virtually all movies, regardless of ticket demand.

That's a deal breaker for me when AMC is only $5 more, doesn't limit new release, gives access to any format, and doesn't have surge pricing. I'm cancelling.



Agree.
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Postby Corey » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:15 pm

I started the exodus!
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:22 pm

I don't think any AMC theaters in town have Friday 11am showings :(
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:31 pm

Ouch.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:51 pm

Just checked my moviepass history. I've seen 24 movies with it since starting on Dec. 10th. Little over $3/movie if I don't go to another one before cancelling. Not bad.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:20 pm

I want to check mine...but can't get into app. I'm probably only around 15

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