Movie lovers, there’s some potentially exciting news for you. MoviePass is coming back, and you’ll be able to sign up for the service soon.
In case you don’t remember, the original MoviePass allowed members to see any movie they wanted at any theater for a flat fee of $10 per month. As it turned out, the service was too good to be true, but it is now coming back with a new iteration.
In terms of how the new MoviePass will work, there will now be tiers priced at around $10, $20, and $30 with each level granted different access to movies via credits added to a user’s account. The rollout of the service will be slow at first. After sign-ups, MoviePass will expand based on local interest and deals.
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How do you sign up? Starting Thursday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. ET, those interested can signup at moviepass.com. You’ll enter your e-mail and zip code and join a waitlist for the service’s launch. The sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and will determine which markets are rolled out first. Once the sign-up is closed, you won’t be able to join MoviePass. Those who successfully added their names will be given 10 friend passes that they can dole out as they see fit.
Before you sign up, however, there are some details you should know. Back in February, our sister site, Review Geek, detailed a virtual event about the relaunch of MoviePass with founder Stacy Spikes. During the event, Review Geek uncovered a few red flags like a cryptocurrency model for passes and potential privacy issues related to the use of ads. If you’re thinking of adding your name to the waitlist, Review Geek’s look at the relaunch is worth a read.
If you were an OG MoviePass subscriber, this new iteration might be worth looking into, but if you’re apprehensive, there are other ways to find great films to watch.