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As someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes Netflix — what I'm about to say is a betrayal of everything I hold dear, but it has to be said. This new MoviePass service sounds dope AF and I'd be willing to cancel my Netflix subscription IF MoviePass follows through on their promise. According to Fortune—
"Mitch Lowe, an early Netflix Inc. executive who now runs a startup called MoviePass, plans to drop the price of the company’s movie ticket subscriptions to $9.95. The fee will let customers get in to one showing every day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts debit cards. MoviePass will pay theaters the full price of each ticket used by subscribers, excluding 3D or Imax screens."
Alright, so it's not a streaming service like Netflix and you can't watch from the comfort of your own home, but $9.95 a month for unlimited movies?! That's the bargain of the century. Don't believe me? Let me school ya'll real quick — a single adult movie ticket at the AMC theater in Times Square is $16.29. Yeah, yeah, it's Times Square, I should move somewhere else — blah, blah, blah. Fact is, those prices don't deviate all that much in other parts of the country. MoviePass would be a game changer for tons of people — parents with small children and couples who love movie date-night, in particular. However, things are already getting pretty sticky. Speaking of AMC, as per Variety—
"AMC Theatres is threatening legal action against MoviePass, a subscription-based service for cinema-goers, hours after the company announced it will allow customers to see a movie a day for less than $10 a month."
Oh well, I guess the idea was fun while it lasted, right? Hopefully AMC will take a damn chill pill and let us movie lovers LIVE OUR BEST LIVES. Plus, those b*tches charge like 10 bucks for a bucket of popcorn, they shouldn't be threatening anyone!