billryan
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August 16th, 2017 at 12:21:28 PM permalink
Just signed up for this, seems way too good to be true.
$9.95 a month for one movie a day.
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speedycrap
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August 16th, 2017 at 12:28:36 PM permalink
For how long? any restriction of movies? And where?
VCUSkyhawk
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August 16th, 2017 at 12:28:38 PM permalink
I saw this in the news. I didn't read much into it, because I also thought there had to be some sort of catch. I mean hell, movies generally cost more than that for a single ticket. Let us know your results.
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theoriemeister
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August 16th, 2017 at 12:31:09 PM permalink
Well, AMC is not too happy with it.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/amc-moviepass-1202528974/
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billryan
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August 16th, 2017 at 12:35:29 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

For how long? any restriction of movies? And where?



As long as the business exists, only regular movies- no Imax, 3D, etc.
4,000 theaters nationwide.
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JohnnyQ
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October 4th, 2017 at 5:49:03 PM permalink
I ordered one for Mrs. Q and me way back when I first saw this. Cards finally arrived, they were overwhelmed by the # of orders.

Anyway, the cards work as advertised, we saw "mother!" and the ticket would have been $ 10 normally (it is one of the deluxe theaters with the large lounge chairs that recline and have foot rests).

I'm not sure how long this will last before the company collapses. It doesn't seem like a business model that can survive. But until then, I'll go to the movies with Mrs Q. She likes the movies, I like a good value.

- We also saw the new "KINGSMAN" movie (before our cards came in the mail) and enjoyed it. Same style as the first.
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gamerfreak
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October 4th, 2017 at 7:11:56 PM permalink
The theatre industry is going to need to pivot pretty quickly in the next few years to survive streaming media. This seems like a good start. Anytime I go to the theatre itís rarely crowded. The only times I remember seeing a full house have been the premiere of Quentin Tarantino films. Assuming a regular movie ticket is $10, I doubt the average person buying this subscriptions goes to 12 movies a year before getting the pass. Not a bad way to start filling those empty seats.
Romes
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October 5th, 2017 at 9:32:49 AM permalink
Sigh - I typed out this reply (slightly longer) and hit post, but the site is so awful right now it timed out and I couldn't hit back to what I typed... waste of time.

Movie Theaters have been shooting their future in the foot for years and years. $10-$15 for a ticket, then if you want any kind of overpriced snacks/drinks you're going to spend another $10-$15. You can sheer a sheep many times, but skin them only once. Their short term greed of "F it, double the prices. Who cares if we lose 35% of our customers, we'll make more money with the double prices anyways!" is finally showing revenue LOSSES because hey, you can't just piss all your customers off, idiots.

I also hate the "up sell" they throw at your face every time. I only go to the movies on the discount day a couple near me have where it's cheap ($5). Every now and then I'll just get a blue icee, and when I went last I got up to the counter and the cashier just said "Do you want a large popcorn or large drink or both?" ...I had to pause and awkwardly just say "Neither, I just want a medium icee." To which she looked sad and then held up the large cup and said "But you can get a large icee for $X more!" to which again I had to just say "nah, just the medium icee is fine for me" and again she looked sad/upset with me. Pretty annoying. This is why I simply stream my movies, and "occasionally" go to the theater where I sneak in my own snacks and only go on discount night.

I actually think this business model will work for a few reasons:

a) They're drumming up a customer base with a 'good deal'
b) They're proving the model and bringing value to the theaters (more customers = more overpriced food/drink sales). This in turn will lead to higher profit margins in the future.
c) How many "good" movies are you excited to see per year? MAYBE a dozen? Probably not even that many... When someone gets this ticket they'll probably go see the 2-3 movies that are out now that they're excited about, and then it'll be months before the next 'batch' of movies come out and they have more they're interested in.
d) Like most subscriptions, they're going to be leveraging the people whom sign up, never cancel, and never go to the theaters either.

I think I'll copy this text, just in case the site lags out on me again so I don't have to retype it... again.
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Ibeatyouraces
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October 5th, 2017 at 9:52:53 AM permalink
I haven't been to a theatre in nearly 20 years. If I want to watch something, I'll wait until it's out on DVD, then go borrow it for FREE from the library.
gamerfreak
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October 5th, 2017 at 10:19:06 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I haven't been to a theatre in nearly 20 years. If I want to watch something, I'll wait until it's out on DVD, then go borrow it for FREE from the library.


Gotta love a little of that socialism now and then.

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