MoviePass gets kicked out of theaters before it can get a ticket

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/02/moviepass-gets-kicked-out-of-theaters-before-it-can-get-a-ticket/

AMCHere’s a bad idea: announce a beta run for your discount subscription movie ticket service, but neglect to inform the 21 San Francisco-based theaters listed that they’re part of the fun. That’s essentially what Landmark, AMC, Camera Cinemas, and Big Cinemas are claiming MoviePass did earlier this week, and boy has the corn begun to pop. According to The Wrap and Variety, the chains weren’t pleased to find out that MP had worked with mutual partner MovieTickets.com to set admission prices without their consent; the intriguing tidbit here is that despite the low cost for consumers, the theaters would still be paid full admission. MoviePass had been hoping to gain more support with the test phase, but it looks like that’ll be on pause for a good while. No word on whether the beta will see a rescheduling, but you’ll find the full details in the links below, and a PR rebuttal from AMC past the break.

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