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Watch Unlimited Movies With The Moviepass Service!

Posted by: on May 14, 2015 | No Comments

We’re hardcore movie geeks at TechGeniux. When we heard about a Netflix-like movie service for movie theaters called MoviePass we had to dig in and do some research. MoviePass is a monthly subscription based service for movie theaters. With MoviePass you can watch unlimited movies anywhere in the United States. The service gives members the ability to watch one 2D movie every 24 hours for a fixed monthly fee. The service cost $30 to $35 per month based on your local theater location. As a member you can select the theater you like to watch a movie and there are no blackout dates, over 3,700 plus theaters in the MoviePass network, and watch all new releases. MoviePass does come in three subscription gift packages. With the gift packages you can sign up for 3 months at $125, or 6 months at $225, and 12 months for $400.

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MoviePass was founded in 2011 by two entrepreneurs, Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt. The company launched its beta in June 2011 in San Francisco. The beta was met with some push back from the theaters so the beta had to be paused until later in the year. The three-year-old company has weathered the storm and continues to grow. MoviePass strike a deal on December 14, 2014 with AMC Theaters the No. 2 North America movie theater behind Regal Entertainment. With movie attendance dropping it seem like MoviePass could be a good fit for AMC. Below are a few perks from the AMC and MoviePass partnership.

• MoviePass Premium: Movie goers can sign up for the MoviePass Premium subscription at www.moviepass.com/AMC or by downloading the MoviePass app from iTunes or Google Play. Guests can see one movie per day at any AMC location in the markets in any presentation format, including AMC ETX, IMAX, and RealD 3D showtimes. MoviePass Premium costs up to $45 per month.
• AMC guests can also choose the standard MoviePass subscription option – one movie per day in the 2D presentation format for $35 per month.

MoviePass also landed a few notable investors that include True Ventures, AOL Ventures, WME, NaLa Pictures, Lambert Media, Brian Lee, Diego Berdakin, MJ Eng, Ryan Steelberg, and Adam Lilling. With major investors on board it seem MoviePass has a lot of support. I’m thinking about trying the service. I average about two movies a month if I’m lucky. I’m sure the service works on the business model of the less movies you watch, the better for  MoviePass. From the reports I read MoviePass knows when you enter the theater with the MoviePass check-in app. Once you enter the theater your MoviePass debit card is activated and loads the exact amount of money you need to buy a ticket. MoviePass uses the Discover Card network to patent this process for adding money on check-in for a movie. The service does have minor issues like you can’t see the same movie twice, or share a ticket with a friend or spouse. I’m sure these minor grips will be updated and available once the service scales in the coming years. Overall MoviePass is an ingenious concept and truly a movie geeks dream come true. I look to explore the idea myself in the near future.

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