MoviePass Is Not Done Yet, But Big Changes Are Coming
I love going to the movies, and MoviePass was a gift from the movie theatre gods. I knew MoviePass was too good to be true. It's like the old saying "all good things come to an end" including MoviePass as we know it. They've been making little changes for a while now, but over the weekend I thought MoviePass was done for. I noticed users were complaining that the app was not working. In the end, they resolved the issue and then I saw on ScreenCrush that MoviePass had to borrow money to stay in business.
I'm a MoviePass user and yesterday I wanted to see a movie. Unfortunately, I ran into the same issues that other users were complaining about over the weekend. I thought it was fixed, but I was wrong! I clicked on the movie, "Uncle Drew" and saw that all showings were not available in the area.
At first, I thought maybe it could be true, but I knew the movie "Uncle Drew" was fairly new. There was no way there were no showings in the area. I continued looking through the MoviePass app and l clicked on my local theater. I was shocked when I saw this.
There were no options/movies available to see from an entire theater with 24 screens. I immediately started mourning MoviePass and wondered if I'd get my money back because I have a one year subscription. After a quick search on the Internet I found some good news and bad news.
Good news: they're not done yet. Bad news: they're making more changes and raising their price.
According to ScreenCrush the big changes will be a price increase and making users wait to see major releases. The prices will go from $9.95 a month to $14.95 a month. I did see that they already started limiting users from seeing new major releases. As of now, I can't select any showings for "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" from my MoviePass app.
These changes may turn off some users. Yet, I hope this is not the end for MoviePass. Should I brace myself? Could this be the beginning of the end?
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