MoviePass slashing its price again, this time with a bundle from Fandor

Cal Jeffrey

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Despite controversies involving its business model’s sustainability and movie theaters outright banning it, the all-you-can-watch theater subscription service MoviePass continues to grow.

Since launching late last summer, MoviePass has grown to over two million subscribers. In fact, it had surpassed 1.5 million by the end of 2017 and tacked on another half a million in just over a month this year. However, with funding beginning to dwindle, the start-up is still pushing to get more sign-ups and has partnered with Fandor to attract them.

For a limited time, the two companies will offer a one-year subscription to MoviePass and Fandor, all for about $115. This bundled deal effectively cuts the MoviePass per-month subscription cost by two bucks and throws in a year of Fandor, a website that offers independent films and documentaries.

This is the second time MoviePass has offered an annual rate since its founding. The last time was back in November when one year was going for about $90. That was more than a $3 per month savings of the regular $9.95 price tag. This time the subscription is $25 more per year. Since one year of Fandor is $10 per month, the actual savings to have both services drops from $19.95 to $7.95.

In a nutshell, it is a cross-promotion that will discount MoviePass users and Fandor subscribers while throwing in the other service for free. However, the promotion is only being offered by MoviePass. Fandor currently only has a two-week trial without MoviePass on offer.

Like the previous MoviePass annual rate, this one is only going on for a limited time.

"We're having fun," MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe told Hollywood Reporter. "We're energizing the movie industry; constantly experimenting," but he admitted that he has not decided how long he would run the one-year deal.

So if you don’t mind paying for a year upfront, now is the time to do it.

If the $115.35 price is not attractive enough for you, MoviePass has also partnered with Costco to offer the same bundle for about $90.

"Members of Costco are being offered a discounted subscription to MoviePass bundled with a subscription to Fandor. The price for the bundle is $89.99 for one year. After the year, the subscription will convert to MoviePass’ and Fandor’s regular monthly package. This special package is only available for new MoviePass members."

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ShagnWagn

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There is also a catch to this service: "our members can see one standard 2D movie every calendar day. "

Also, you can get it cheaper than this article says. I found this on moviepass' own website:

"Members of Costco are being offered a discounted subscription to MoviePass bundled with a subscription to Fandor. The price for the bundle is $89.99 for one year. After the year, the subscription will convert to MoviePass’ and Fandor’s regular monthly package. This special package is only available for new MoviePass members. "
 
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I can get half price without using that service.. Through my company, but I use a special card. So if it cost $16 per person I only pain $16 for both instead of $32. XD cost a lot more but again 1/2 price on ticket along with a free drink. Free refill of both the drink and large tub of popcorn.
 

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Also, you can get it cheaper than this article says. I found this on moviepass' own website:

"Members of Costco are being offered a discounted subscription to MoviePass bundled with a subscription to Fandor. The price for the bundle is $89.99 for one year. After the year, the subscription will convert to MoviePass’ and Fandor’s regular monthly package. This special package is only available for new MoviePass members. "
I checked the website and could not find this. Can you provide a link? If I can verify this I'll update the article.
 
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I stopped posting links because techspot moderators automatically delete any post I make with them.
Let's try, shall we? https://moviepass.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003385411-How-does-the-promotion-work-
Got it. Not sure why mods would deleting your posts with link unless they were violating some rule. I seen others post links many times with no problems.

BTW I have mod privileges, so even if it were deleted I could retrieve it. Also, you can always direct message a link. I know that is not helpful when you are wanting to post a link publicly, but it's good for situations where some one else is asking for a link.

Again, thanks for the info. :)
 

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Got it. Not sure why mods would deleting your posts with link unless they were violating some rule. I seen others post links many times with no problems.

BTW I have mod privileges, so even if it were deleted I could retrieve it. Also, you can always direct message a link. I know that is not helpful when you are wanting to post a link publicly, but it's good for situations where some one else is asking for a link.

Again, thanks for the info. :)
Thanks. Take note I updated the link to a more proper one.
 
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Got it. Not sure why mods would deleting your posts with link unless they were violating some rule. I seen others post links many times with no problems.

BTW I have mod privileges, so even if it were deleted I could retrieve it. Also, you can always direct message a link. I know that is not helpful when you are wanting to post a link publicly, but it's good for situations where some one else is asking for a link.

Again, thanks for the info. :)
Thanks. Take note I updated the link to a more proper one.
Reflected.