MoviePass Returns: Better but More Confusing Than Ever

MoviePass has finally made its comeback with a new subscription service in the United States. The service was first introduced as a limited beta in September 2022 and has now been expanded to offer more options to users. The subscription service allows users to watch a certain number of movies in theaters without having to purchase a ticket. There are four tiers available, with prices ranging from $10 to $40 per month. Each tier offers a fixed amount of credits that users can use to watch movies.

The Basic tier costs $10 per month and offers 34 credits, which allows users to watch between one to three movies a month. The Standard Plan costs $20 per month and offers 72 credits for three to seven viewings a month. The Premium tier costs $30 per month and offers 113 credits for five to eleven films. The most expensive plan, the Pro tier, costs $40 per month and grants 640 credits, allowing users to watch up to 30 movies across 30 days. The Pro tier is considered the spiritual successor to the previous version of MoviePass, which was disastrous.

According to a MoviePass representative, the cost of a single movie is tied to the day of the week and the time of day. A recent report from TechCrunch claims that Tuesdays are the cheapest, while opening weekends are one of the more expensive options. Unused credits roll over to the next month, and users can have up to a maximum of two months of unused credits on their account.

The plans are more expensive for users in Southern California or the New York metropolitan area. The Basic tier costs $20, the Standard Plan costs $30, the Premium tier costs $40, and the Pro tier costs $60 with no option to purchase a cheaper tier. However, users in those areas get roughly double the number of credits. For example, the Standard Plan offers 140 credits in Los Angeles instead of 72.

The company states that the credit system allows members to choose the plan that best suits their viewing habits and budget. Whether users are casual theatergoers or movie nerds, there is something for everyone. The service is supported by over 4,000 theaters across the country, and a full list of every location can be found on the official website.

There are a couple of things to note about the subscription service. Users cannot watch 3D movies with the subscription, although plans to include large format and premium screens (presumably IMAX) are in the works. The service is now open, just in time for Memorial Day, which should provide an interesting proving ground for MoviePass.

It is unclear how much it will cost to watch a film with the subscription service, as this information is missing from all the details provided. There are also no plans for an international launch at this time. However, this story will be updated at a later time if more information becomes available.

In conclusion, MoviePass has made its comeback with a new subscription service that offers users more options and flexibility. The credit system allows users to choose a plan that best suits their viewing habits and budget. Although there are some limitations, such as not being able to watch 3D movies, the service is supported by over 4,000 theaters across the country. It remains to be seen how successful this new subscription service will be, but it is definitely worth considering for movie enthusiasts.