MoviePass is Expanding E-Ticketing – Pick Your Seats
I received an email from MoviePass this week saying they added E-Ticketing to Goodrich and Landmark Theaters in my area. That is only around 10 theaters or so near me but I found it interesting. This comes on the heels of them recently slashing the price of membership. To be honest I have never used E-Ticketing since I go to an AMC Theater and it isn’t an option there, and I doubt it ever will be at AMC. But it is encouraging to see them expanding this feature since it is a competitive advantage that Sinemia has over MoviePass.
Details on E-Ticketing
Since I had never used E-Ticketing with my MoviePass I was curious to see how it worked. It was pretty simple.
First you select a theater that has it available – available theaters are clearly listed.
Then you pick the movie and time that your are interested in.
You Confirm your movie selection.
And then all that is left to do is pick your seat, if available. When you go to the theater you show the code emailed to you as your ticket.
This is great for people who live in a busy area that often has movies sell out or wants to ensure they get seats with their friends etc. It is also great for new releases that are bound to be packed.
I don’t run into either of those issues at the the theater I frequent but they are a big drawback for some people. It is also a main reason that some have shied away from getting a MoviePass membership. Having to go to the theater early in the morning to buy a ticket for a movie later in the day isn’t ideal…no matter how cheap it is.
It is great to see MoviePass continuing to expand this option and trying to add it to more theaters. Hopefully it came to some theaters near you as well.
Have you used this feature before, how did it work? Are there a lot of E-Ticketing options near you?