AMC comes for MoviePass with $20/month Stubs membership - and it sounds awesome

21 June, 2018, 04:43 | Author: Kenneth Collins
  • AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

Theaters' war on MoviePass seemed to have reached a tenuous truce.

Variety reports that "the theater chain will begin offering guests the chance to see up to three movies per-week for the monthly fee of $19.95". Monthly movie ticket subscription rival MoviePass doesn't allow its members to purchase large format or 3D tickets, just 2D.

Theatres chief executive Adam Aron pointedly said in a statement that AMC's program is at a "sustainable price". However, with MoviePass you get to see more movies per month at less of the cost, and you can go to nearly any theater in the USA to use the service (not just AMC theaters). In May, MoviePass announced it is planning to add the ability to watch special screenings after its audience survey found 72 percent said they'd like the option to pay more to see a 3D movie.

MoviePass and AMC have feuded in the past over specifics regarding MoviePass access to AMC theaters and even went so far as to take some AMC theaters out of the MoviePass cache. MoviePass's embargo against the 10 AMC theaters was only temporary, according to The Verge.

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The comment has been interpreted to be a dig at MoviePass, which was originally founded in 2011 and has been seen as a major disruptor for the movie business. MoviePass works at most theaters in the US, not just AMC, because the company pays full price for each and every ticket. The AMC Stubs A-List plan also limits subscribers to three movies a week at most and any unwatched movies will not carry over to the next week.

AMC Stubs A-List includes all benefits of AMC's existing AMC Stubs Premiere rewards program, including free popcorn and soda refills and upgrades, no online ticketing feeds, and rewards points.

Late Tuesday, Helios and Matheson announced it was seeking a reverse split of its shares and that it might delist on Nasdaq if investors don't approve the plan. However, the company disclosed in May that it was losing more than $21 million per month. Shares of Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, plunged more than 29%. "Thanks for making us look good AMC!"

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