MoviePass is trying to revive that first golden age and has now decided to throw its considerable weight behind the second, buying the showtimes company that most people probably thought was dead. AMC has notably resisted the new service and the two companies have been at war.
Moviefone Himself. Moviepass may end up being a savior for the theater industry the way streaming music has pulled the record business back from catastrophe. Whatever its endgame, Moviepass is trying to go big.
It also plans to act as a sort of Groupon-type service offering promotions for things to do before and after a movie. Recommended Stories. About the author Rhett Jones.
We are working to restore service. There was also a time when they called Moviefone to hear an automated message slowly read out the showtimes. From the beginning, MoviePass has said that it just wants to cut some deals with theater chains and studios to get a cut of the increased revenue it provides and to individually promote certain films.
The Moviepass tentacles continue to spread while the VC money burns, but the all or nothing strategy has been tried and true for Silicon Valley startups for over a decade. The A. Share This Story. Filed to: Moviepass Filed to: What Moviepass wants is leverage to bargain.
When Moviepass first announced that it would offer a subscription to see a film a day in theaters for just 10 bucks a month, people probably had a similar feeling that they do hearing this Moviefone news.
Share Tweet. Rhett Jones. Kinja is in read-only mode. There was once a time when people had to go to a theater to watch movies. What Moviepass is buying is a platform with millions of monthly visitors that it can use to promote its inexpensive service. It could also end up being another behemoth that hollows out legacy businesses and takes over the way Facebook and Uber have cannibalized the media and transportation fields.