MoviePass

wes_mantooth Tomfoolery & shenanigans
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Tue, Dec 26, 2017 1:14 PM

Anyone else have one of these things?  It is a pretty cool idea if it works as advertised.  Basically, for $10 a month you can watch one, non imax or 3d movie everyday at a paricipating theater.  I just got my card in the mail and it works through an app.

There are a couple of catches to it....you can not really book the movie ahead of time since you have to be within 100 yards of the theater to check in.  And as mentioned, no imax or 3d.  I know that Regal and Cinemark theaters are on board so it should be pretty decent for me.


Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Tue, Dec 26, 2017 1:30 PM

I'm gonna get one I think. 

superman Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 26, 2017 2:04 PM

It works like advertised.  A coworker of mine goes to 3 movies a week with his. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Dec 26, 2017 3:01 PM

I have it but haven't used it yet. I might go see Downsizing tonight since I can walk to that theater. 

Zunardo Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 26, 2017 4:49 PM

Sounds interesting, and I checked out the link below, which is confusing at one point:  It says tickets must be "bought on-site".  But if I understand correctly, once you pay your $10 and get your debit card, you "select" the movie and showtime in the app, then your debit card is loaded with the cost of the movie, then you use your debit card to actually buy the ticket at the box office.  Is that how it works?

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/moviepass-explainer-advantages-drawbacks-pros-cons-1202528720/

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 85 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 7:40 PM

Sounds like a great deal. Wish it was around (or if it was, we had known about it) before our daughter came along and our social life went down the drain. 

superman Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 26, 2017 7:56 PM
posted by Zunardo

Sounds interesting, and I checked out the link below, which is confusing at one point:  It says tickets must be "bought on-site".  But if I understand correctly, once you pay your $10 and get your debit card, you "select" the movie and showtime in the app, then your debit card is loaded with the cost of the movie, then you use your debit card to actually buy the ticket at the box office.  Is that how it works?

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/moviepass-explainer-advantages-drawbacks-pros-cons-1202528720/

Yeah you have to do the app process at the theater.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 9, 2018 1:12 PM

I got this about a month ago thanks to this thread.

All I can say is...thank you! Love going to theater and my wife does as well, but not as often. My schedule is such that during the weekday afternoons, I have lots of free time. Been to about 8 movies so far (also dead time for work, I’d assume I’ll head to about 4 a month moving forward). For $9.95. What a deal.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018 1:18 PM

We've only used it once so far, but there hasn't been a lot of movies worth the effort so far. We're considering a movie tonight, I'm hoping she'll go for 3 Billboards. 

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018 2:49 PM

I've gone to two movies with mine so far, but I have no doubt that it will pay for itself throughout the year.

wes_mantooth Tomfoolery & shenanigans
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Sat, Feb 10, 2018 2:18 AM

I have gone to 4 movies so far with it.  I think that it will really be useful once the summer blockbusters hit.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 246 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 9:04 AM

We've gone to two movies now in less than 2 months. I don't know that we saw two movies the previous two years. 

I'm on my own tonight, I may go see Darkest Hour. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 10:32 AM
posted by justincredible

We've gone to two movies now in less than 2 months. I don't know that we saw two movies the previous two years. 

I'm on my own tonight, I may go see Darkest Hour. 

Have you seen Dunkirk?

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 246 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 10:33 AM

I haven't.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 10:36 AM
posted by justincredible

I haven't.

Darkest Hour is a solid backstory/prequel to it, though unintentional. Give Dunkirk a watch after you see Darkest Hour.

Trueblue23 BASEDgod
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Sat, Feb 10, 2018 11:29 PM
posted by justincredible

We've gone to two movies now in less than 2 months. I don't know that we saw two movies the previous two years. 

I'm on my own tonight, I may go see Darkest Hour. 

My friend Steven (the reds fan) used MoviePass weekly.  Dude goes probably 5 times a month, it's a hell of a value if you like the theater thing.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Feb 11, 2018 9:43 AM
posted by Trueblue23

My friend Steven (the reds fan) used MoviePass weekly.  Dude goes probably 5 times a month, it's a hell of a value if you like the theater thing.

Good dude, it's been years since I've chatted with him.

I think I'll start using it more as the year goes on. Not a ton of movies I'm interested in right now, but a lot coming up that I want to see.

  • Black Panther
  • Isle of Dogs
  • The Public
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Super Troopers 2
  • Avengers: Infinity War

 

wes_mantooth Tomfoolery & shenanigans
18,072 posts 52 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 2, 2018 3:39 AM

With moviepass on life support, I decided to dig up this thread to see if people got their money's worth out of it.

I got 23 movies out of it so I'm not disappointed.  And even though it will probably be gone shortly, I think it served it's purpose.  It's led to amc, cinemark and others offering programs.  Granted, they aren't nearly as good.... But something is better than nothing.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 64 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 2, 2018 7:40 AM

I got 13 since January, which is more than my money's worth. Might try to get a couple more this weekend/early next week before it's gone foreva.

Definitely still happy I bought it. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 2, 2018 8:31 AM

I wonder how long it will last with the price increase and cutting out the new release blockbusters. Anyway, mine was definitely worth it. Got 26 movies in since I signed up in November.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 246 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 2, 2018 8:56 AM

Good bump. We've only seen 6 or so movies since December, but it's at least forced us to get out and go see movies. We didn't really go to the movies that often in the past. We got our annual membership through Costco for $90, and I just saw that they are offering refunds for the service.

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