MoviePass Brings Back Movie-Per-Day Plan... For Now

Posted Thu May 3, 2018 at 09:45 AM PDT by
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New users can now sign up for the movie-per-day plan again.

After temporarily pulling the deal last month, MoviePass is once again offering its flagship movie-per-day plan for $9.95 per month -- but it's not exactly clear how long the option will remain available. The service allows users to receive one ticket for a 2D theatrical film every day with no contract or blackout dates at supported theaters.

The movie-per-day option was previously removed in favor of a special promotional plan that only provided four monthly movie tickets along with an iHeartRadio All-Access subscription for around $10 per month. As of press time, the site now offers two monthly plans: the $9.95 movie-per-day MoviePass Unlimited subscription, and a $7.95 Limited Time offer for three movies per month along with an extended free 3-month trial of iHeartRadio All-Access. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this multiple plan approach is likely going to be expanded in the future with even more subscription options, including a version that allows users to see films in 3D and premium formats like IMAX. With that said, the longevity of the movie-per-day deal remains in question as the site recently updated its terms-of-use to include "the right to change from time to time the number of eligible movies a member can see per month." Likewise, the site also recently altered its rules to prohibit users from seeing the same movie twice. This was apparently done to help prevent customers from reselling tickets for popular films.

After signing up for the MoviePass Unlimited plan, users are sent a special MoviePass debit card. Customers can then select a theater and movie showtime from the MoviePass app. Once a user's smartphone GPS registers within 100 yards of the selected theater, subscribers can then check-in for the film they want to see. Credit is then transferred to the MoviePass debit card which can then be used to buy the ticket. Over 91% of theaters in the US currently work with MoviePass, but some chains have been attempting to limit their support, including AMC.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter

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