MoviePass Shuts Down For Good; Other Unlimited Movie Offers in Boise
Raise your hand if you were one of those who got sucked into the rollercoaster that was MoviePass. The nightmare is finally over and there are other less sketchy ways for you to enjoy unlimited movies in Boise!
According to The Verge, MoviePass reached out to the remaining costumers they had via e-mail to tell them that they were shutting down the subscription service for good effective Saturday, September 14. Apparently they had temporarily shutdown the service in July after major layoffs and users say their MoviePass debit cards and app stopped working without any indication if or when their service would be restored. Things didn't get any better for them in August when they exposed customer's credit card numbers by storing them on an unprotected, unencrypted server.
If you stuck with MoviePass till the better end, don't mourn the death of this messy, sketchy service too much. Regal Cinemas, which operates the Edwards Cinemas in the Treasure Valley, unveiled Regal Unlimited in late July. For $18 a month, you can enjoy as many standard definition movies as you want, anytime you want at the Edwards theaters at the Boise Spectrum, Boise Downtown, Nampa Gateway and Nampa Spectrum.
Cinemark, who recently took over the Majestic in Meridian has their own movie club. It doesn't offer unlimited movies but for $9.99 a month, you'll get one 2D ticket per month, 20% off concessions, member pricing for additional tickets and no fees when you order online. That's some nice perks for the price of a regular movie ticket and if you don't use your ticket, it rolls over to the next month so you're not losing any money.