The popular monthly subscription theater service, MoviePass, continues its war with AMC theaters. While MoviePass provides a pretty awesome deal, offering one movie per day for just $10 per month, it was recently revealed that certain high-end theater locations (including some AMC theaters) wouldn’t be covered, due to the prices exceeding the price threshold they’re able to cover.
Customers were outraged when their pass wouldn’t work at certain AMC theaters. In a statement released by the largest theater chain in the United States, AMC says they have nothing to do with blocking MoviePass customers:
“AMC has taken no action to block the acceptance of MoviePass at our theatres. We have no further comment about MoviePass’s unilateral actions. We are, however, disappointed that MoviePass continues to make false statements about AMC, including today when MoviePass greatly exaggerated its contributions to AMC’s profitability.”
In total, 10 AMC theaters were removed from the MoviePass app.
AMC has previously expressed interest in finding a way to block MoviePass from being used at its theaters, however, no action has been taken thus far. In a statement released to CinemaBlend, Ted Farnsworth, the CEO of the MoviePass parent company, Helios and Matheson analytics, claimed that MoviePass makes up 62% of AMC’s income. As you can see from the quote above, AMC does not agree with MoviePass on those numbers.
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