During the last months there has been a lot of talk about Moviepass , a flat rate that allowed US viewers to go see a movie every day for $ 10 a month. His model was a success of subscribers, but its profitability is at least doubtful. Now the AMC cinema chain strikes back with its own flat rate, something more expensive but with a number of important advantages over Moviepass.
AMC’s flat rate allows its customers to watch three movies a week for $ 19.99. On paper it is a step back from Moviepass, but you have to look at the details to see what can be more interesting for many. For now, AMC allows you to watch the three movies on the same day, see them in formats such as IMAX, Dolby Cinema and RealD 3D when with Moviepass there is only the option of 2D and also allows users to book tickets in advance.
For now, AMC is offering this flat rate to its customers attached to the AMC Stubs loyalty program, I imagine a way to test it before expanding it to the rest of the public. In his favor also has the fact of being the owners of the cinemas and have not hesitated to point out that it is a sustainable proposal. They have had time to evaluate the impact of Moviepass and adjust it to their possibilities.
Adam Aron, CEO and president of AMC Theaters, commented on this release: “We believe that our current and future loyal customers will be interested in this type of program, since AMC Stubs A-List rewards guests with something that nobody more offers: the best of AMC, including IMAX, Dolby Cinema and RealD 3D up to three times a week for a simple and sustainable price“,
Now we only need Yelmo or Cinesa to encourage themselves with a similar proposal in Spain and at an adjusted price, which are condemning a sure failure to that possible flat rate if they are passed at this point. Maybe they just do not want to offer it, but I would dare to say that the future of cinema goes through proposals such as the one we are dealing with now.