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Old 08-30-2017, 04:30 PM   #16
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I've been thinking about doing this but the theater near me is AMC and I've read that they might back out...of course I could cancel if they do that

Keep us posted on how it works out - any glitches etc.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:27 PM   #17
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I guess I'm not too surprised but few theaters in my area of Los Angeles
take the cards.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:36 PM   #18
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Really? Did you check here? https://mdudetm.com/moviepass/
Looks like a ton in LA.

You can check here too https://www.moviepasslocations.com/
Or in the app, but the website map no workie.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:40 PM   #19
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I've been thinking about doing this but the theater near me is AMC and I've read that they might back out...of course I could cancel if they do that

Keep us posted on how it works out - any glitches etc.
as long as i get to see one movie this way I figure i broke even.

no big deal if they back out. the theatre near me is AMC too.

This is probably a coincidence but around the same time i signed up for the service i got a notification that an insecure app tried to sign into my gmail account.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:59 PM   #20
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Well, I'll be damned... On the movie pass website none of those
came up. I just might get this.

I wonder about the list...

The El Capitan is a reserved seat, Disney only theater. The New Beverly is owned by
Tarantino and only plays classics on 35mm and the Egyptian Theatre is a specialty
house doing screening of old films usually with stars or director in to talk about them
and curated series.

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Old 08-30-2017, 08:44 PM   #21
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Wait a minute... how will the movie producers get payed?
Don't they get a certain % of ticket sales? At least in the first few weeks of the opening?
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:33 PM   #22
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Wait a minute... how will the movie producers get payed?
Don't they get a certain % of ticket sales? At least in the first few weeks of the opening?
Read the thread and your question will be answered.
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:27 PM   #23
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Read the thread and your question will be answered.
Yes sir! Right you are!

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There is no loss. They pay the theaters and sell your movie habit data. If you see 15 movies in one month, they have more data to sell. They are now in the data collection and analytics business as well as the movie business, as, MoviePass just sold a majority stake to the data firm Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc.
Flew over my head first time :]

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Old 08-30-2017, 11:39 PM   #24
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The company reports that it works by buying movie theater tickets for its subscribers directly from exhibitors at whatever price they offer. That means that MoviePass is operating at a loss, and playing the long game. Sure, most movie theater owners would rather you buy their own loyalty programs. But if you balked at the idea for fear of ripping off your local indie picture house, feel free to proceed sans guilt.
OK... makes sense now

source: Variety
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Right, they take a loss now, and potentially sell data later, hopefully works out, as analytics is big business, but I am sure they shopped it around and understood market value for it.
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It really doesn't help their business model that the google map on their theater finder shows 0 results for everyone.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:34 AM   #27
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So then why would AMC be against this? Why would they care who pays for the ticket?
If people are tempted to go more often, both theaters and filmmakers benefit.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:55 AM   #28
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So then why would AMC be against this? Why would they care who pays for the ticket?
If people are tempted to go more often, both theaters and filmmakers benefit.
Mecrury News has a little quote from AMC
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:18 AM   #29
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Thanks for the link directorik!
So basically AMC is concerned that they'll have too many people to clean up after ;]

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“AMC also believes that promising essentially unlimited first-run movie content at a price below $10 per month over time will not provide sufficient revenue to operate quality theatres nor will it produce enough income to provide film makers with sufficient incentive to make great new movies,”
This is the part that doesn't make much sense... why would they have a problem with more people attending if MoviePass picks up the bill. Assuming that they can sustain this business model.

Either way it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:42 PM   #30
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Surprise Surprise

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To the MoviePass Community,

We’ve been blown away with all of the excitement surrounding our new $9.95 unlimited plan. Though we anticipated a high level of interest, we received an unprecedented volume of traffic. Our customer service team is working to respond to your questions and concerns as soon as possible.


Though our processing facility has increased production, there is currently a 2-3 week delay in card delivery. We greatly appreciate your patience as we work to process your requests. Please note that your first month of service will not begin until your card arrives or you visit an e-ticketing theater. To meet this demand, our production facility has rapidly increased capacity. We sincerely apologize for the delay.
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