AMC taking on MoviePass with new movie ticket program

AMC Theatres earlier dismissed the Movie Pass plan and announced it was seeking to end its current deal with the company

AMC's new service is about twice as expensive as MoviePass' offering, which charges customers $9.95 per month for daily trips to the movies, though subscribers can't view the same movie a couple of times or share their accounts with others.

AMC Stubs A-List also lists key differences between itself and MoviePass, such as the ability to watch IMAX or 3D movies and to watch movies the subscriber has already seen. Despite their complicated past, AMC denies that they're throwing down the gauntlet in front of MoviePass and instead told The Verge, "We understand the comparison, but we're focused on our own program and on delivering the very best, most reliable movie-going value option in the entertainment industry, which is what we believe AMC Stubs A-List provides to our guests". Additionally, the new subscription, dubbed AMC Stubs A-list, has all the advantages of the current AMC Stubs program such as upsizing concessions. Users can see up to three movies per week and, unlike MoviePass, there are no restrictions on the type of movie. That represents a major inconvenience for many and that could make AMC's service worth the extra money for many moviegoers. Another important differentiator: Stubs A-List members can book tickets online in advance, including reserved seating for those swanky recliner seat theaters, for up to three movies at any one time.

MoviePass has attracted 3 million members, but the stock price of the service's parent company, Helios and Matheson, has dropped from $38 a share to 44 cents a share. That is sure to be appealing for many, but the benefits with MoviePass are still clear. Variety reported that the company pays full price for tickets and then discounts them. On its official Twitter page, MoviePass accuses AMC Theatres of "repeatedly" attempting to sabotage them while looking to turn a profit of its own. The theater chain expects the service could cost the company $5-10 million in ticket revenue in the next six months, but that those losses are worth future gains.

"Thanks for making us look good AMC!", the MoviePass tweet read.

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