MoviePass Shuts Down and Can’t Predict ‘If or When’ It Will Return
Published on Sep 14, 2019
It’s the end of an era for MoviePass — and for one of the biggest consumer clusterfucks of the decade.
MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics (Hmny) rolled the credits today on the notorious monthly movie-ticket subscription service which, at its apex, offered unlimited movie tickets for $9.99 a month. Today, MoviePass notified its dwindling subscriber base — which, as of April 2019, suffered attrition of 90% over the course of a year, bringing the pool of users from 3 million to 225,000. Oy.
Effective September 14, subscribers will no longer have access to the app, which was already buggy anyway, locking users out of buying tickets to certain titles, surge-charging for “peak” titles, and canceling subscriptions altogether and unannounced. Then there were the service outages. Oh, and then there was that time the disgraced company reportedly leaked users’ credit-card information, along with other sensitive personal data.
Per a MoviePass press release — perhaps the most Mitch
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Author: Ryan Lattanzio