MoviePass Adds Monthly Limits
I have written about MoviePass quite a bit here because it is/was one of the best deals out there. You were able to see a movie every day for a flat $9.95 a month – sometimes as low as $6.95 a month. Well that isn’t the case anymore, on their homepage they now list a monthly limit for their newest offer.
Everyone has always wondered how this could be remotely profitable for MoviePass and figured it wouldn’t last. They must have finally come to that conclusion.
MoviePass has capped the number of movies new members can go to at 4 per month. Here are the terms:
“Offer includes four movies a month with MoviePass and an extended, free 3-month iHeartRadio All-Access trial.
Only available to new subscribers. Will be billed for the full three month plan at sign-up, then billed quarterly afterwards.”
Before you freak out and overreact that is still a pretty amazing deal. But it isn’t as good as it used to be IN THEORY.
How many people actually go to more than 4 movies a month with the MoviePass? I probably average 3-4 per month. I doubt many do more than that. It is a devaluation for sure but it probably isn’t as bad as you are thinking it is right now.
What About Current Members?
There hasn’t been an official release yet or anything. A member of our Facebook Group noticed it on their home page and brought it to our attention. Thanks Jared! The way I am reading it this is only for new members signing up.
Will this change in the future? I am sure it will. Especially for anyone who paid for a year up front I am guessing once that year is up there will be a limit for your next sign up. For people locked into a monthly rate, like me, I am not sure when or if any changes will be made.
This definitely takes some shine off of this amazing deal. It doesn’t offer outsized value like it once did but it still offers value. As long as it stays at 4 movies it still offers good value, especially to people in larger markets with expensive movies. $2.50 a movie would still save me $4-5 every trip.
This does make Sinemia look more competitive now. That program only allows 2 movies per month but it also allows you to book them online and go to premium shows. I will have a review of it upcoming soon.
What are your thoughts on this change?