MoviePass Drops to $9.95 a Month For a Movie a Day

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  1. mds

    mds Forum Resident

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    Not a good sign.
     
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  2. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Photograph the stub anyway. Vickie has done that and been reimbursed for films she has had to pay for with her debit card.

    It sounds like your local theater isn't making it easy for MoviePass or anyone else to get their showtimes. You might talk to the manager and let them know they are losing money. I don't know how the times get to either Fandango or MoviePass, but as bad as theaters are doing these days, it's just dumb to neglect any avenue to customers.
     
  3. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes, I was compensated like that on a previous occasion. These days, I simply get no response from customer service, at all. Literally none.

    Having lived in and near some serious movie theater hubs all my life, I am now in a movie desert - literally one theater within 45 minutes drive. It seems like they just don't care whether they stay in business or not.
     
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  5. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Disagree - sometimes a crowd reaction makes a movie less funny!

    Example: I saw "Home Alone" 2X in theaters. The first showing was a matinee with a sparse crowd and I enjoyed it - didn't love it, but was entertained/amused.

    2nd time was at a second-run theater and it was packed. The crowd went wild with laughter and it became an actual turnoff.

    The crowd reaction was so over the top (IMO) that it harmed the comedy - I spent more time thinking "geez, it's not that funny" than laughing!
     
  6. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter


    There was a group of people cackling their heads off to the trailer for "Snatched" (the recent Goldie Hawn exercise in submentality) in a theater I was in, and I took it as a sign of impending End Times.
     
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  7. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Yeah, I've seen that happen - people laugh at trailers that look really terrible!

    I would agree in general that laughter is infectious and a comedy works better in a group, but exceptions do occur - the fact I still remember that "Home Alone" screening 27 years later shows that! :)
     
  8. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I'm not into slapstick, and there will be people laughing at that stuff when I'm not, so I can see that. But generally speaking, I still think comedy is better with a crowd. We saw the musical version of The Producers in an almost empty theater, and it seemed like Nathan Lane and the cast were playing for the rafters. We didn't find it funny, but I suspected that if we had seen it in a crowded one it might have been.
     
  9. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    There I agree - but you said always better! :)

    My "Home Alone" experience was interesting because it's not the material itself that was the turn-off - it's not like I simply hated the movie, as I'd already seen it and enjoyed it.

    It really was the over-the-top reaction of the crowd that became the turn-off!
     
  10. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    It's definitely always better for me.
     
  11. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Make up your mind!!! :laugh:
     
  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    ...says the owner of the best dogs ever.
     
  13. Monosterio

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    I hope MoviePass is still around in the mid-2020s, after I retire. I’ll be looking for ways to fill all my free time, and this program will help me save money in the process.
     
  14. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    So is "Check In If Movie Missing" now playing in every theater on the app?
     
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  15. mmars982

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    I saw Blazing Saddles yesterday (which I would never have gone to had I not had a Movie Pass), and it was a small crowd but they laughed quite loud at every gag. Felt almost like a laugh track on a TV show.
     
  16. tomhayes

    tomhayes Forum Resident

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    San Diego, Ca
    I've used mine once since I got it. Would have used it twice - but the theater I like with the biggest non-Imax screen in town is no longer available in the app. (It's a "Titan XC" screen so it's excluded now.)

    I think I'll just cancel Moviepass - I don't like going to theaters anymore and even low cost isn't making me want to go back.

    If i watched a lot of films and didn't care about screen size or sound, it'd be a good deal - but it's not for me.
     
  17. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that "Blazing Saddles" wasn't blacked out on the MP app as a "special presentation" (Fathom Events showings of vintage films are never available, at least not in my experience).
     
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  18. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

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    detroit, mi
    I'm seeing 2 movies a week and loving it.

    Great deal....
     
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  19. vinyldreams

    vinyldreams Forum Resident

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    Main St.
    Now $6.95/month billed annually.
     
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  20. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    That's starting to freak me out.
     
  21. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Forum Resident

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    Must need a cash infusion (getting people to pay a year upfront). It won't last, but I'm taking full advantage!
     
  22. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Yeah, the "billed annually" thing kind scares me away. What if they bill me tomorrow and then go belly up a month from now?
     
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  23. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Here in Chicago, I could see $89.95 worth of movies in a week.
     
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  24. mds

    mds Forum Resident

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    Its a gamble but $10 or less lost for the ability to watch a half dozen or more movies a month for that price seems like a worthwhile gamble. If you go a half a year and then they go belly up and you loose that last months fee, I don't see that as much of a loss.
     
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  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    I could do the same here, but I won't - I could probably average 2 movies a week if I worked on it.

    $90 would be about 7 movies a week!
     

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