In a new interview on the iOS App Store, Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt says MoviePass subscription service couldn’t have happened with the iPhone and apps.
“The idea was almost too early,” says Spikes. “We didn’t have iPhones and apps to figure out payment and interfacing. If it weren’t for that development, MoviePass would have never have happened.”
The subscription service, which allows anyone to view one 2-D movie per day, started in 2011. But it found a new following after dropping its price to $9.95 per month in 2017. New subscribers, who are willing to pay for a year in advance, will just pay $7.95 per month.
MoviePass says 91 percent of theaters in the United States are available to subscribers. And as of January, there are more than 1.5 million subscribers.
An iPhone and companion app are vital in using the service. After signing up, you’ll receive a special debit card from MoviePass.
Once you arrive at a theater, you’ll browse showtimes with the app. After finding a film, select check-in and the exact cost of the movie will be loaded onto the card. You can then purchase a ticket at the box office or kiosk.
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