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(Vox)   Remember MoviePass? Yeah, about that   (vox.com) divider line
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1369 clicks; posted to Business » on 10 Jun 2021 at 6:18 AM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
Well duh
 
5 days ago  
used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.
 
5 days ago  

ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.



It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.


Makes sense.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.



Hell, you could watch 3 movies each on Saturday and Sunday, and 1 during the week.  Which is less than a lot of people spend watching football.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.


Are there any theatres that have 30 different movies playing a month? Are there ever 30 different movies playing in theaters around the country? So unless you are going to watch them multiple times, I'm not sure if reasonable is a good descriptor. Bored, crazy, those may work.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: It's 2.5 hours a day.


Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have 2.5 free hours a day.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.


People only did that because they could.
They only could because it was a Kamikaze business model.
MoviePass only could have worked if they made deals with theaters beforehand and people did not care about which movies they saw.
In the before time, I used to get together with friends to watch movies after work once a week and it did not matter what we saw.
We always went to AMC so we signed up with them but there may have been enough people like us to sustain a deal like that with MoviePass.
 
5 days ago  
Straight Outta Hate:
In the before time, I used to get together with friends to watch movies after work once a week and it did not matter what we saw.
We always went to AMC so we signed up with them but there may have been enough people like us to sustain a deal like that with MoviePass.


We also met on discount-ticket Tuesdays to save money.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.

Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.


I resemble that remark!

And lament the realitification of what used to be a straight science/fact-based channel.
 
5 days ago  
I saw a lot of movies with Movie Pass, but a movie a day? Who has the time?
 
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5 days ago  
According to the New York Times article linked, the punishment is for the owners of the parent company to promise not to do it again.
 
5 days ago  

BorgiaGinz: I saw a lot of movies with Movie Pass, but a movie a day? Who has the time?


That would have been a safer bet but Movie Pass lost money on three movies a month.
 
5 days ago  

Straight Outta Hate: BorgiaGinz: I saw a lot of movies with Movie Pass, but a movie a day? Who has the time?

That would have been a safer bet but Movie Pass lost money on three movies a month.


In some markets weren't they losing money on any movies? $10 wouldn't cover a ticket off-hours in big cities.
 
5 days ago  

Unoriginal_Username: FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.

Are there any theatres that have 30 different movies playing a month? Are there ever 30 different movies playing in theaters around the country? So unless you are going to watch them multiple times, I'm not sure if reasonable is a good descriptor. Bored, crazy, those may work.


A friend's husband is what I would call a movie "junky" instead of a "buff" because he spends so much time watching everything and anything because he doesn't do anything else with his free time (doesn't read, doesn't exercise, doesn't go out on a walk, etc.). When he had movie pass, he went out of his way to try and see one movie a day. I learned that there are more movies than you think playing at a theater - like, there are always a few low budget horror movies that get one or two screenings a day (he said he was often alone in the theater).
 
5 days ago  

Unoriginal_Username: FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.

Are there any theatres that have 30 different movies playing a month? Are there ever 30 different movies playing in theaters around the country? So unless you are going to watch them multiple times, I'm not sure if reasonable is a good descriptor. Bored, crazy, those may work.



The Star Wars and comic book nerds will see the same movie multiple times in a few weeks.

And it's not for any theater.  It's for nearly all of the theaters.

You're arguing that this behavior doesn't make sense or is impossible, yet the empirical evidence is that this behavior existed, and it's what drove this stupid business into the ground.
 
5 days ago  
I had a firefighter friend who loved this service.  No kids, and frequently he was not working when his wife was at work, so he'd go to the theater to kill time and watch movies he liked  repeatedly.
 
5 days ago  
Can you really be scammed when you are getting a product worth several times what your initial investment was?

I mean yes in principle they were, but still they did essentially walk away with hundreds of dollars worth of movie theater visits for the cost of one. It's hard to see them as getting the short end of the stick but lying or blocking your service because it's being utilized within the subscribers terms and conditions is wrong. At least in this case we can rest assured that they cost the company way more in losses than any "fine" would ever come close to.
 
5 days ago  

labman: I had a firefighter friend who loved this service.  No kids, and frequently he was not working when his wife was at work, so he'd go to the theater to kill time and watch movies he liked  repeatedly.


Yeah, this article has me thinking about getting the Regal Cinemas subscription because my wife works on Saturdays.  ~$20/month and it's $10 per ticket so I get my money's worth if I go to 2 a month.  They have a bunch of other concession stand perks too, but it looks like it's 90% popcorn.
 
5 days ago  

EatHam: FrancoFile: It's 2.5 hours a day.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have 2.5 free hours a day.


you'd have 2.45 more hours you don't know what to do with after that one thing you like to do...
 
5 days ago  

ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


Seems like you would quickly run out of movies to go see after about a week.
 
5 days ago  

thornhill: Unoriginal_Username: FrancoFile: ltdanman44: used their subscription in a perfectly reasonable manner - seeing up to one movie in a theater per day


seeing 30 movies in a month isn't reasonable under any circumstances.


It is if you're a movie buff with no other hobbies.

It's 2.5 hours a day.  Lots of people watch way more crappy TV than that every day.  Lots of people watch the farking Weather Channel more than that.

Are there any theatres that have 30 different movies playing a month? Are there ever 30 different movies playing in theaters around the country? So unless you are going to watch them multiple times, I'm not sure if reasonable is a good descriptor. Bored, crazy, those may work.

A friend's husband is what I would call a movie "junky" instead of a "buff" because he spends so much time watching everything and anything because he doesn't do anything else with his free time (doesn't read, doesn't exercise, doesn't go out on a walk, etc.). When he had movie pass, he went out of his way to try and see one movie a day. I learned that there are more movies than you think playing at a theater - like, there are always a few low budget horror movies that get one or two screenings a day (he said he was often alone in the theater).


Also, if this ever worked at an art house/foreign/revival theater, there would be many obscure/foreign/old movies that might have only a week long run (sometimes, only one or two screenings total).
 
5 days ago  
worked at = went to

/I've never worked at a movie theater, dunno what that brain fart was
 
5 days ago  
Geotpf:

Also, if this ever worked at an art house/foreign/revival theater, there would be many obscure/foreign/old movies that might have only a week long run (sometimes, only one or two screenings total).

Wow, a time traveler from 1975! I miss revival houses, like the Vogue in Louisville.
 
5 days ago  
Two articles about MoviePass being shady in the same week? What is this, 2019?!
 
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