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PSA: Moviepass...select AMC theaters no longer accept!!!

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Like many of you, I jumped on the Moviepass $90 Costco offer...used it about 5 times, including AMC Century City here in LA.

As of today, AMC Century City as well as a number of high profile locations in major cities no longer are taking Moviepass. I don't have a list, but here is a link to an article:

http://deadline.com/2018/01/movie...202269412/

Looks like I'll be heading over to The Grove more often in the future!
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How would they not accept if its a mastercard payment? Thats just weird
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How would they not accept if its a mastercard payment? Thats just weird
It's not AMC . MoviePass has blocked theaters
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How would they not accept if its a mastercard payment? Thats just weird
Read the linked article, Moviepass is no longer working with those locations/theaters (probably too expensive).
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Does using a kiosk at those theaters work or not?
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Does using a kiosk at those theaters work or not?
It works at kiosks but it won't work if you can't check into the movie and theater on the app if it isn't listed.
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How would they not accept if its a mastercard payment? Thats just weird
Those locations charge a premium for tickets. Makes sense on MoviePass side. 2D at universal city walk since I last checked was $5 more than an AMC at a less traffic neighborhood.
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Read the linked article, Moviepass is no longer working with those locations/theaters (probably too expensive).
doesn't make much sense...pacific theaters are the same price, and other amc theaters in LA are similarly priced as well...maybe $1 cheaper?
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BASICALLY:

Moviepass decided to come up with a concept to force people into watching movies on a "subscription" like basis. In doing so, they have undercut (on average) the price of movie tickets. The article shows that AMC receives $11.xx and moviepass is obviously only getting $10.xx

Obviously, moviepass hoped to obtain a large enough number of people such that they would then have some leverage on AMC to try to force them to share in the revenue they bring to them. Basically, trying to do what AMC would have been smart enough to do on their own had they tried.

In the end, I think moviepass has little leverage. It would be super easy for AMC to probably block them and simply come up with their own unlimited plan - obviously first undercutting them huge, but gaining consistent yearly revenue and then eventually raising the price once moviepass was gone and put out of business.
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Makes no sense, they get ppl to buy the year pass and once you've gotten it only a month later they cancel the theatre you go to. So then wtf do u do..
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Great switch and bait
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awesome news! Will prolong the life of movie pass for me by a few months!
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Great switch and bait
Switch it on you then bait you in? Something is backwards here..
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BASICALLY:

Moviepass decided to come up with a concept to force people into watching movies on a "subscription" like basis. In doing so, they have undercut (on average) the price of movie tickets. The article shows that AMC receives $11.xx and moviepass is obviously only getting $10.xx

Obviously, moviepass hoped to obtain a large enough number of people such that they would then have some leverage on AMC to try to force them to share in the revenue they bring to them. Basically, trying to do what AMC would have been smart enough to do on their own had they tried.

In the end, I think moviepass has little leverage. It would be super easy for AMC to probably block them and simply come up with their own unlimited plan - obviously first undercutting them huge, but gaining consistent yearly revenue and then eventually raising the price once moviepass was gone and put out of business.
What AMC could do is a weekday only Monday to Thursday pass since the theaters are fairly empty during those days. It makes its most on fridays and weekends anyway.
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AMC should announce their own sub plan by summer...
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