What You Need to Know About the New MoviePass Terms and Conditions

If you are a MoviePass subscriber, you probably received an email this weekend notifying you that the company is introducing some new Terms and Conditions. For most of us, this is an email that most likely went straight into the old archive folder, but there are a few things in the Terms that are really worth looking into.

The biggest news from the update is that Movie Pass has ended support for AMC’s 10 most popular cinemas. Initially it was reported that AMC was unplugging the plug, but in reality the move was made by MoviePass, which is currently in dispute with AMC (MoviePass requires AMC to cut its profits, and AMC does not want to pay).

These theaters:

AMC Century City 15, Los Angeles, California

AMC Mercado 20, Santa Clara, California

AMC Disney Springs 24, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

AMC Loews Boston Common 19, Boston, MA

AMC River East 21, Chicago, Illinois

AMC Mission Valley 20, San Diego, California

AMC Tysons Corner 16, McLean, Virginia

AMC Veterans 24, Tampa, Florida

AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16, Lynwood, Washington

There are also a few notes in the Terms (you can read them all right here ) on how MoviePass can disable your account.

There are things you would expect, such as if you let someone else use your MoviePass card, try to sell your MoviePass tickets to other attendees, or use a MoviePass debit card to buy something that is not a movie ticket (actually you will be charged $ 25 if they think you did).

However, there is something you might not expect. For example, one way to lose your pass is “More than once in any thirty-day period, you don’t watch the entire movie for which you purchased your ticket with a MoviePass.”

We’re not entirely sure how MoviePass can tell that you’ve decided to quit the game rather than sit it until the credits, but obviously quitting the game is a violation of the rules.

And if you do decide to end your relationship with MoviePass, you better be really sure that you are done with the service. The Terms state that if you decide to cancel your subscription, you will have to remain without an account for 9 months before you can subscribe again.

“Once you cancel your MoviePass subscription, you will not be able to subscribe to the Service again for nine (9) months.”

Cancellations must also be made in writing at least one business day before the end of your billing cycle and will not take effect until MoviePass sends you confirmation.

Neither of these represents much destruction of the earth, but they should certainly be kept in mind. This is also a good reminder to read everything in small print, when you sign up for a service, you never know what will be hidden in all these terms.


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