MoviePass is a new membership service available for avid moviegoers, which claims to give their members the ability to attend unlimited movies, nationwide, for free with their monthly subscription.
Customers wondering “How does it work?” should know that claiming your free tickets from this membership service is done in a very specific way. First, you must download the MoviePass app to either your iPhone or Android phone – currently these are the only two operating systems this application works with.
From your app, you then select the movie, theater, and showtime you are hoping to attend. When you arrive at the theater, you must “check in” to your movie with your app, and then present your membership card to the ticket taker in order to get access to your movie for free.
MoviePass says that their membership card should be accepted by 95% of theaters nationwide, and that there are no blackout dates or movies which are excluded from this membership, except in very specific, individual circumstances.
However, there is a cost for membership with this program, which they describe as similar to a gym membership. You will sign up for an annual subscription, which will be paid for with a monthly fee of $34.99.
This monthly membership fee makes it fairly easy to determine if MoviePass is worth it to you. For example, if the average theater ticket in your residential area is $10, you need to see at least four movies a month, or a minimum of 48 movies a year for the pass to be worth it. And MoviePass cannot be shared with friends or family members, so you personally would need to see that volume of movies in a year.
If you sign up for MoviePass and then have complaints or problems with their service which motivate you to cancel your membership, they have a graduated fee for cancellation of services.
While they don’t have a “free trial” during the first 30 days, if you cancel during that time period you will receive no penalty, unless you have exceeded the number of movies that your membership fee paid for, in which case you will owe them the difference between the fee and what was owed to the theaters.
If you cancel outside of 30 days, there will be a cancellation fee you are required to pay, which becomes cheaper the longer the longer you maintain your membership, beginning at a fee of $75 for canceling in the first few months and lessening to a fee of $20 for canceling in the last few months.
If you have any experience with this service, please leave your MoviePass reviews below.
53 ‘MoviePass’ Reviews
When I enrolled in MoviePass it was great. Any movie, any day any time. No blackout dates or times. Within 3 months it all changed. There are no movies available anymore....NONE EVER!
I now get “there are no more screenings at this theater today”. But when I go to a movie theater that participates in MoviePass, the movie is playing. Doesn’t matter how long the movie has been out. I feel like I wasted my money. I prepaid 1 year in advance. (They were running a special $7.99 a month.)
Don’t waste your money on MoviePass. Movie theaters now have many $5.00 specials.
Movie pass has gradually worsened to make a chore of what should be entertainment. The company is obviously in dire straits and holds subscribers hostage to bare witness to their drowning. Do not get involved with this app, in invariably disappoints.
Our most interesting experience with MoviePass was just this Saturday (the 6th). The three of us checked our phones, and Small Foot was the only movie available at our local theater. Then we drove up there, in order to check in during the half hour period...and the movie disappeared.
And today we have no movies available, which is sadly the norm.
We still have to work off our annual fees yet, or we would cancel now. (Our son is on the monthly plan, and that's so gone).
I bought a 1 year Moviepass subscription in March of this year. At the point they've gotten to now, the movies available for ticketing at any given theater are very limited--3 out of 20 screens or 2 out of 27 screens in my area today! When I messaged via their site to ask if I need to make any changes to my yearly plan through the website to have more titles available, AND when I complained about the severely crippled number of movies available (2 separate messages I sent over 1 week ago), I got no reply.
Regardless of any carrots they're dangling, Moviepass is a pointless subscription now. It's a sinking ship, so if you're considering signing up, steer clear. I got to use mine for about 4 months; now I can only see a movie or 2 they list in the app, and all other titles either aren't listed or flagged as "This Premium Screening is Not Supported". Pitiful. Consider researching a competitor like Sinemia.
Joined for a year. Now there have been several weeks when there were no movies available. Today i checked and there is one available. A movie i have never heard of and have no intrest in seeing. Wasted my money and I cannot get my money back for the months keft on the contract. So i am one of the suckers they are using yo help bail them out. I will be paying for 4 months and not seeing any movies. I have been had !