January 18, 2017

MoviePass meets movie theater resistance


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It sounds like a fantastic idea for movie patrons but, of course, it’s getting some blow back from theater owners.

MoviePass is a service that would “provide unlimited movie-going for a flat rate,” similar to a system employed by Netflix. But theater owners fought back as the concept planned to test in California, according to THR.

An AMC Theaters spokesman said that the company “would not honor” MoviePass’s smart phone pass system, while other exhibitors fell in step.

But the company insisted that MoviePass “has funding and still plans to move forward.”

What do you think? Would you like a simplified system that allows you to see movies like “Transformers” or “Larry Crowne” for one flat rate?

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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