What You Need to Know About MoviePass’ New Terms and Conditions
If you’re a MoviePass subscriber, then you probably got an email this weekend letting you know that the company is instituting some new Terms and Conditions. For most of us, that’s an email that likely went straight into the ol’ Archive folder, but there are a few things in the Terms and Conditions that are actually worth paying attention too.
The biggest news from the update is that Movie Pass has pulled support for 10 AMC’s most popular theaters. Originally it was reported that AMC was the one pulling the plug, but the move was actually done by MoviePass who is currently in a dispute with AMC (MoviePass wants a cut of AMC’s profits and AMC doesn’t want to pay).
Those theaters are:
AMC Century City 15, Los Angeles, CA
AMC Mercado 20, Santa Clara, CA
AMC Disney Springs 24, Lake Buena Vista, FL
AMC Loews Boston Common 19, Boston, MA
AMC River East 21, Chicago, IL
AMC Mission Valley 20, San Diego, CA
AMC Tysons Corner 16, McLean, VA
AMC Veterans 24, Tampa, FL
AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16, Lynwood, WA
Buried in the Terms and Conditions (you can read them all right here) are also a few notes about how MoviePass can pull the plug on your account.
There’s stuff in there you expect like if you let someone else use your MoviePass card, try to sell your MoviePass tickets to other patrons, or use your MoviePass debit card to buy something that isn’t a movie ticket (you’ll actually get charged $25 if they think you’ve done that).
However, there are a few things in there you might not expect as well. For instance, one way to lose your pass is to “On more than one occasion during any thirty (30) day period you do not view the movie for which you purchased a ticket with your MoviePass Card in its entirety.”
We’re not exactly sure how MoviePass will be able to tell you decided to walk out on a flick rater than sit through it until the credits, but apparently walking out is against the rules.
And if you’re the one deciding to cut ties with MoviePass, you better be really sure you’re done with the service. The Terms and Conditions state that if you decide to cancel, you have to stay without an account for 9 months before you’ll be able to subscribe again.
“Once you cancel your MoviePass subscription, you may not subscribe to the Service again for a period of nine (9) months.”
Cancellations also have to be made in writing at least one business day before the end of your billing cycle, and aren’t effective until MoviePass sends you a confirmation.
Neither are particular earth shattering, but are certainly something to keep in mind. It’s also a good reminder to read through all the fine print when you sign up for a service, you never know what’s going to be hidden in all those terms and conditions.
Source – lifehacker.com