Now MoviePass limits you to just six movie choices each day

Lawrence Kim
August 17, 2018

"In addition, showtime availability may be limited depending on the popularity of those films on the app that particular day".

The restrictions are part of the company's transition to a new plan that allows customers to see only three movies a month.

MoviePass, the cash-strapped movie-subscription service which lost almost $127 million in the most recent quarter, has reduced the lineup of movies members can see to around a half-dozen on a daily basis. The email explains that during a "transition period" subscribers will get to chose from up to six films daily, "including a selection of major studio first-run films and independent releases".

Quarterly and annual subscribers won't be affected by the three movie per month change until their plans come up for renewal, though they will still be impacted by this switch to six eligible films per day. "For the time being, we will be limiting the films and showtimes that are available to members each day". And if you open your app, you'll find that shakes down to just about two or three titles at most local movie theaters. The dream of unlimited movies for under $10 a month is dead though, so even with "exciting updates on additional features and service offerings" that are set to be revealed in the near future, MoviePass will never look quite the same again. But one of the weekend's most anticipated releases, "Crazy Rich Asians", will not be available until Sunday.

The plot twists keep coming for MoviePass.

The tweet also includes a link to the schedule on the MoviePass website.

Now unavailable through MoviePass for the next 10 days: Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible - Fallout". MoviePass insisted those cases were the result of a technical bug, which was fixed on Tuesday.

On Friday, the MoviePass lineup comprises "Mile 22", "Christopher Robin", "Juliet, Naked", "Skate Kitchen", "We the Animals", "Summer of 84" and "The Miseducation of Cameron Post".

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