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Would You Pay 50 Bucks A Month For Unlimited Movie Tickets???

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Cool concept, but the reality doesn't seem like it's so great.

Back in July, startup discount company MoviePass Inc. tested out a new monthly-based subscription, which would offer people unlimited movie tickets for $50/month.

The program didn't work out as planned, so it was temporarily scrapped, but now MoviePass is looking to test out a new system next month, in which they'll partner up with Hollywood Movie Money.

No word yet on exactly how much the service will cost this time around, but we'd imagine it'll be somewhere in the vicinity of $50/month once again.

Here's our biggest issue with this service: only one ticket will be issued to customers at a time! So, if you actually have friends, or a significant other, someone will still have to pay full price for that second seat. LAME!

Solve that problem, and we'd say you've got a pretty awesome service here! In the meanwhile…not so much.

What do U think about this service? Would U pay a monthly fee to watch unlimited movies in theaters???

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22 comments to “Would You Pay 50 Bucks A Month For Unlimited Movie Tickets???”

  1. 1

    We already have that in France for ten years, and it coast the half of your price.

  2. 2

    It's a fundamentally flawed scam. I don't know anyone who goes to the movies more than a couple of times a month. Anyone who spends $600 year on one of those passes is going to have to go way more than that and see a lot of moves that suck, or waste a lot of $$$. It's a lose lose situation.

  3. 3

    Here in the UK we have that, but it is £15 a month. So as long as you see 2 films a month it is worth the money. $50 seems a bit expensive.

  4. 4

    We have the same idea in The Netherlands: for 18 or 19 euros a month unlimited movie tickets, but only for a certain franchise of cinemas. I don't live near that particular type of cinema, so I don't have it, but that price is much better than 50 dollars a month.

  5. 5

    We have that in Scotland and it's only about £13. You only have to see 2-3 films for it to pay off, but it is for limited cinemas. It's usually very large cinemas with a lot of films, though. $50 is ridiculous, considering you'd probably need to see at least 5 films.

  6. 6

    you don't have that yet in the US? Here in the Netherlands is already very common and popular to have an unlimited pass. Just like @scarlettshadow says it is in the UK as long as you see 2 movies a month it's cheaper. $50 however is quite a lot (I don't know how much movie tickets cost in US), maybe they should first lower the price?

  7. 7

    If they dropped it to $30 or less a month, I'd do it. I go to two or three movies a week. I love them. So I would definitely use it enough to pay for it.

  8. 8

    I agree paying 50 bucks is a lot but the average ticket price for a regular night seat ticket is now 12.50 in most areas and even more if you are downtown in a city (I know of one or two theaters with prime locations that charge 15), therefore you would have to see about 4 movies a month to make it worth it. I just don't have the time to go to movies now, but when I was 16 I went to movies like twice a week where a deal like this would easily be worth it. I agree it should be cheaper, but in reality, it isn't as bad of a scam as everyone is making it out to be.

  9. 9

    Cineworld Cinemas in the UK successfully utilise a concept like this. Its called the Unlimited card and as someone who works for them, i can safely say its extremely popular

  10. 10

    I don't think it's a great service, first because there is a theatre where I am from that only costs $5/ticket. And, even if I did pay $10/ticket, I don't go see movies that often. And, what about the concession stand, maybe if it included some popcorn and drink with it, it would be worth it.

  11. 11

    I actually pay a lot less for an identical service. I have a Cineworld Unlimited card for £15 a month, that gets me into as many movies at Cineworlds as I want. I see 4 movies a week (average) so it works out to be a good saving.
    The issue about bringing along friends has never been that much of an issue really, theres usually some promotion they can take advantage of (orange wednesdays etc), or they can get their own subscription.

  12. 12

    Yes - but not annually. I'd do a month here & there.

  13. 13

    i pay £13.50 a month. and i can take someone for free with me on a wednesday…

  14. 14

    Why the fuck would you get to bring your friends in to the movies when only you paid for the unlimited ticket. Good idea Perez, pay $50 and get unlimited tickets for EVERYONE for a month. Lets just bring the entire high school or all my co-workers out to the movies because I have an unlimited ticket for myself. You're a fucking idiot.

  15. 15

    I wouldn't buy it because in all honesty there isn't $50 worth of movies worth seeing each month. This is the main problem for the movie industry. It isn't piracy, it isn't the economy, it isn't video games. Its because you shovel out shit movies and sequel after sequel that just aren't worth paying to watch.

  16. 16

    There is already a cool service that does that it is called Cinemadeals,
    cinemadeals.com except you only pay $12 a month

  17. 17

    I'd rather keep my premium movie channels and go to Blockbuster express or Redbox.

  18. 18

    In France I pay 20euros a month for unlimited movies !! just saying (everyone in Paris has this)

  19. 19

    Absolutely not. I don't see that many movies to even remotely justify that price.

  20. 20

    Don't forget that's why this pass is not for EVERYONE. It's for those people who watch movies often enough to justify the cost. Plus, yes, each month doesn't have enough movies to justify that month's cost, but for someone who watch movies often, the average per month may make the cost worth it. Plus, this gives you the opportunity check out that movie that you originally would just wait for on DVD (or bootleg) because you didn't what to end up wasting you money.

  21. 21

    $50 is a lot but people plunk down $60 for one XBox game. If I was ABLE to afford this, I would go to the movies CONSTANTLY cause I LOVE going. Seeing that other countries do it for less though makes me hope the U.S. will do it for less too.

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