MoviePass rises from the rubble. You’ve got till Monday to enroll.

Like a zombie in a horror movie, MoviePass has staggered again to life.

The ballyhooed ticket service that went bust in 2019 by providing subscribers the possibility to see a film a day for a price as little as $9.95 a month is being relaunched on Labor Day.

The corporate’s cofounder, Stacy Spikes, who purchased the enterprise out of chapter final fall, introduced the reboot this week.

Launched in 2011, MoviePass grew to greater than 3 million subscribers, however the firm’s too-good-to-be-true marketing strategy proved unsustainable. The corporate wager, wrongly, that extra individuals would subscribe to the service than would truly use it, and MoviePass’s guardian firm, Helios and Matheson Analytics, finally declared chapter, unable to pay for all of the tickets being redeemed at theaters.

“Lots of people misplaced cash. Lots of people misplaced belief,” Spikes stated on the relaunch occasion, held at Lincoln Middle in New York. “There have been lots of people who have been damage and disillusioned, and I used to be a type of individuals who was disillusioned and damage, too.”

Thursday, MoviePass opened a ready listing at for individuals desirous to subscribe to the brand new service. It’s free to enroll — solely an e-mail deal with and ZIP code are required — and the listing closes Monday. The corporate stated individuals will probably be notified on Sept. 5 (Labor Day) in the event that they’ve made the reduce.

Pricing particulars are nonetheless TBD, however an organization consultant confirmed a Enterprise Insider report this week that there will probably be three tiers — within the vary of $10, $20, or $30 a month — with every choice giving customers a variety of credit to make use of every month to see films. Not surprisingly, the times of limitless films are over. It’s not clear but which film theaters, or chains, will have interaction with the brand new MoviePass, however the firm says it already has partnerships with about 25 p.c of theaters throughout the nation, so movie followers in main cities ought to have the ability to discover a taking part theater.

Customers will obtain a MoviePass card, resembling a bank card, within the mail, they usually’ll have the ability to use it to purchase tickets at any theater that accepts MasterCard. Or they will order tickets by means of the MoviePass app.

The story of MoviePass’s spectacular rise and fall has attracted the eye of Hollywood. Phrase is Mark Wahlberg’s nonfiction manufacturing firm, Unrealistic Concepts, is growing a docuseries primarily based on Enterprise Insider’s earlier reporting on the corporate’s collapse.

Wahlberg’s firm additionally produced the Emmy-nominated HBO docuseries “McMillions.”

Mark Shanahan could be reached at [email protected] Comply with him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan.

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