MovieNotits must have realized that it had been a few days since people talked about it, so they went to add something new to their ever-growing theater subscription service. A MoviePass family plan is underway that will allow families of up to four people to purchase all tickets at once, under one account.
Say what you will about MoviePass, one thing’s for sure: they’re always trying new things. It seems that every couple of months a new feature is added (or in some cases removed) from the popular movie subscription service. MoviePass’ latest overhaul involves the introduction of a family plan which (in theory) will make the service more family-friendly.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Ted FarnsworthCEO of Helios and Matheson Analytics (parent company of MoviePass), said:
We have worked on [a family plan for] some time. So it’s a family plan, and it’s also the “bring a friend” plan. … It would be the same [cost] that it is right now. We could do something later to get more discount for the family plan. … But it’s all the comfort of going there with the family. You have everything in one app, one map, one whole.
If you’re a solo MoviePass user, this might not matter much to you. But if you use MoviePass with your whole family, it will make things much easier. Previously, if you were hoping to purchase multiple tickets for your family to attend a movie, each family member had to order the tickets individually on their own respective phone. This removes this obstacle and allows a subscriber to order multiple tickets. It will also help you reserve multiple seats in a specific row (if you want to sit with your family, that is; you can always completely ignore your family and pretend you don’t know them).
MoviePass is also rolling out a Bring-A-Friend plan, which works the same way, but removes that pesky family bond element. As Farsnworth points out, there’s no extra “deal” here, money-wise – the cost is the same. But at the very least, these new additions to MoviePass should make going to the movies a little less frustrating for families and people who enjoy real human contact (weird).
MoviePass hopes to roll out the MoviePass Family Plan and Bring-A-Friend Plan within the month, so if you’ve been waiting for something like this to join MoviePass, now is the time.