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MoviePass Is The Netflix For Movie Theater-goers. Are You In?

Posted by on October 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

The web site’s not that exciting, but the service sure seems like it.

While many of us have embraced subscription pioneer Netflix for our movie and TV show-watching needs, you’re still limited to whatever setup you’ve got at home and whatever Netflix has available, which, and let’s be fair here, there’s still a lot of content holes there. So what options does the theater-goer have for a subscription? What happens to the person who still wants that big screen experience? Well, Moviepass might have your best option.

So how do you get away with charging a flat fee to see a movie at any theater? Moviepass has had a few app-based iterations before, but movie theaters didn’t seem to be game for that. Instead, Moviepass issues you a proprietary card for payment when you go to the theater good for one movie ticket a day that acts like a credit card at point of sale. Moviepass assumes the costs and you just pay a flat fee to Moviepass per month, ranging from $24.99 to $39.99 depending on your location.

It’s not a very high tech solution, and the idea of carrying around yet another plastic card is annoying, but it works without getting any of the major theaters or movie studiosinvolved. If you watch more than two movies a month, this pretty much pays for itself quick. Imagine what they could branch this out to in the future…

Source: The Verge

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