For any remaining MoviePass subscribers out there: Enjoy the one-movie-a-day plan while you can.
Starting on Aug. 15, MoviePass subscribers will be limited to three movies per month under the $9.95 per month plan. If that sounds familiar, it’s because such a plan already existed in the old, pre-implosion version of the service.
Prior to the company running out of money in late July, customers had two subscription plans to choose from: The popular $9.95/month plan that allowed users to check out one movie per day, per month; and the slightly cheaper $7.95/month plan, which limited subscribers to — wait for it — three movies per month.
If you don’t believe me, you can still see both plans for yourself on the MoviePass website right now (as of the morning of Aug. 6). Even after all the service issues over the past two weeks, the MoviePass website bizarrely never went down or changed at all.
The newly re-tooled $9.95/month plan won’t be exactly the same. A press release from MoviePass notes that “many major studio first run films” are included, which appears to be a reversal on last week’s revelation that first run releases wouldn’t be as widely available through the service.
That said, the press release is light on details here. Who knows what “many” means here?
MoviePass will also “suspend” Uber surge-style Peak Pricing for customers migrating to the new plan, as well as ticket verification. What’s more, subscribers wanting to see more than three movies in a one-month period will be able to nab a discount of “up to $5” for additional tickets.
Lots of questions remain about what this new version of MoviePass will look like. The press release Mashable received laid out all of these details in bullet point form, using the vague language marked by quotes above.
Expect further clarifications from MoviePass — and presumably, an updated website — as the Aug. 15 changeover gets closer.