Techdirt Podcast Episode 158: How MoviePass Makes Money

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The apparent success of MoviePass raises a whole bunch of interesting business model questions — and privacy concerns about the data-harvesting portion of that business model add another layer of complexity. So this week, we’re going back to a good old-fashioned formula for the podcast, and dedicating an episode to examining the company in detail and trying to figure out where it might be headed.

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bob loblaw says:

For what it’s worth, Cinemark has set up it’s own similar service called Movie Club. For 8.99/month you get 1 free ticket for a 2D show like Moviepass (that rolls over every month it’s not used) and tickets in general are only 8.99. Concessions are 20%. I’m actually subscribed to 3 movie services, Moviepass, Sinemia, and Movie Club. I’ve used Moviepass the most, followed by the freebie tix of Movie Club. Sinemia is only 1-2 movies a month BUT doesn’t have restrictions – you can watch 3D, IMAX etc.

bob loblaw says:

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Yeah, the cinemark one is only good if you utilize it or buy concessions.

I did find out recently the saved tickets can be used to upgrade your tickets to 3D, Dbox, etc, and I did it for Ready Player One, on top of the MP ticket I bought. Overall, MP is definitely the better value, I’ve seen loads of movies this year alone b/c of MP…but the cinemark and sinemia subs were good for the weekend I went and saw three movies the same day.

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