MoviePass brings back ‘uncapped’ subscription plan, with a few catches

MoviePass brings back ‘uncapped’ subscription plan, with a few catches
In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, Cassie Langdon uses to her phone to launch the MoviePass app to see what movies are available at the AMC Indianapolis 17 theatre in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

(Gray News) – MoviePass has brought back its “uncapped subscription plan,” but there are some important caveats in the fine print.

The beleaguered movie-theater subscription service announced in a press release that it’s now offering customers the “MoviePass Uncapped” plan for $9.95 per month – the original price MoviePass offered for the plan.

But that’s only if customers commit to a yearly subscription, paid in advance.

If customers want to pay monthly, the price is $14.95 per month.

Both of those prices are only available for a limited time, which the press release doesn’t specify. But after that limited time, the price of MoviePass Uncapped will be $19.95 per month.

The plan allows customers to watch one movie a day, according to Entertainment Weekly.

And the uncapped plan only covers 2-D movies “available in the app,” according to the MoviePass website, which also displays this message: “Your movie choices may be restricted due to excessive individual usage which negatively impacts system-wide capacity.”

In its press release, the company provided the following details on the new plan:

  • No cap on the number of 2D movies subscribers can see in MoviePass’ theater network, subject only to managing network demand and availability as detailed in the MoviePass terms of use
  • A large selection of blockbusters and independent films
  • Access to more than 30,000 screens throughout the United States – America’s largest theater network
  • The ability to reserve tickets 3 hours before showtime and check in at the theater between 30 minutes before showtime up until 10 minutes after showtime

MoviePass’ announcement comes after a year of financial woes and multiple changes to the company’s subscription model, including three plans introduced in December, each of which limited subscribers to three movies a month.

MoviePass’ press release says those plans, “Select,” “All Access” and “Red Carpet,” are no longer available for purchase, but they will remain in place for the customers who subscribed to them.

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