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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#526 Post by stevewhamola » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:35 am

cdnchris wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:46 pm
MoviePass changed the passwords of heavy users among other shady practices.

Appears to be a summary of this Business Insider article on their demise, which is behind a pay wall but I'll certainly pony up to read.
Pro tip: If you save the page as HTML only, it bypasses the paywall and you can read the article for free.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#527 Post by Brian C » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:32 pm

Yeah, they were pretty obviously a fraudulent enterprise once M:I rolled around. Gotta keep an eye out for any company who hires Lowe from here out in order to steer clear.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#528 Post by Big Ben » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:40 pm

Thousands of MoviePass customers’ credit card numbers were exposed online. Thought it might be relevant to mention to some of you just in case. Big yikes if they let security fall to the wayside due to their money issues.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#529 Post by cdnchris » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:55 pm

You know what I always find funny (well, aggravating) with shit like this, where its just exposed: it is not hard to encrypt data and then decrypt it for use. Like, at all. Just lets me know the level of talent they had.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#530 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:07 pm


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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#531 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:20 am

It really was something of a golden era of going to the movies while the service was working. I loved using it. Of course, nothing gold can stay.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#532 Post by tenia » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:10 am

Remind me : don't you have multiplex unlimited passes in the US ? Like "pay $20 per month to see as many movies you like" ?

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#533 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:57 am

How much is it to see films in Europe? It's quite a bit more than the U.S. (even more than NYC where it's especially expensive) isn't it? I saw a few in London over ten years ago and I recall it being almost $20, though that was with a 2:1 dollar to pound exchange rate.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#534 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:29 pm

tenia wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:10 am
Remind me : don't you have multiplex unlimited passes in the US ? Like "pay $20 per month to see as many movies you like" ?
That was pretty much the result of MoviePass, yes. But they're broken down by multiplex, you have to choose your preference and can't use the service elsewhere. What made MoviePass so great for the brief period of time it was working is that it could be used at indie/art house theaters too, especially after they made a deal with Landmark Theaters so their tickets were integrated with the app and very easy to obtain. But yes, I am certainly not complaining about spending $22 per month to see almost every first run movie I want at the Regal a 10 minute drive down the highway.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#535 Post by tenia » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:31 pm

UK prices aren't representative of European prices. In France, you have 20€/month unlimited cards for many big chains, while smaller theaters tickets can cost down to 5€ per movie (avg is 6.5€ per movie). And I think France are the most expensive tickets.

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Re: MoviePass and Other Cinema Subscription Services

#536 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:12 pm

Turns out I knew someone who was still on MoviePass and it “worked” at Film Forum, as long as you checked in elsewhere. It really worked like a regular credit card.

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