MoviePass Now Only Lets You See Certain Movies On Any Given Day
It's likely you won't see the movie you want through MoviePass.
While former MoviePass customers may be concerned about their non-canceled accounts, those who still believe in the movie ticketing subscription service may be disappointed. The company has announced it's limiting movie selection to just six to seven movies per day for the foreseeable future.
In an email sent out by company CEO Mitch Lowe on Thursday, August 16, "MoviePass will offer up to six films to choose from daily, including a selection of major studio first-run films and independent releases." In addition to limiting movie selection, Lowe confirmed that showtime availability will be limited "depending on the popularity of those films on the app that particular day."
According to Lowe, the movies and showtime availability in the app will change daily. However, Lowe did state that "the schedule of available film selections will be published at least a week in advance [so] members can plan ahead for the films they want to see." In keeping true to this, the current list of movies available to MoviePass subscribers has been published on the company's official site and features the same five movies for the week of August 20-26: Juliet, Naked, Skate Kitchen, Summer of 84, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and We the Animals. The other two slots swap between Alpha, A-X-L, Blackkklansman, Crazy Rich Asians, Mile 22, Searching, and The Happytime Murders.
As Variety reports, big blockbuster movies currently unavailable on MoviePass for the next 10 days are Mission: Impossible: Fallout, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and various other movies showing in theatres.
This all comes on the heels of MoviePass' identity crisis, as the ticket subscription service can't seem to figure out the pricing method that'll please subscribers. After announcing it was going to increase the subscription price to $14.95 per month, MoviePass quickly canned that idea and changed its pricing model to three movies for $9.95 per month. In addition to troubled pricing and running out of money, the company was recently hit with a class action lawsuit from its own shareholders.
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