MoviePass is back, letting you see any movie at any theater. But what did it learn from bankruptcy?
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Just in time for the holiday weekend and a summer jam-packed with 42 expected blockbuster releases, a company many Wichitans might recognize is back.
MoviePass promises to let customers see any movie at any theater for one monthly cost.
"My favorite part is just, kind of like, going with your friends and having a good time, getting some snacks," said Oscar Kesselring.
One of Oscar's favorite things to do is a Wichita classic – going to the theater for popcorn, soda and the latest film.
Oscar likes movies so much, he was actually applying for a job at Warren Old Town when we met him.
"I thought it would be like a really good opportunity for me to not only see some cool movies but also just be a part of the whole industry," he said.
Now, MoviePass is back and hopes to change the way people like Oscar pay for movies.
"We're really excited to be able to let everybody in," said MoviePass' new CEO Stacy Spikes.
When the company launched its $10-per-month unlimited movie plan in 2017, those red debit cards were everywhere in Wichita. But, as many predicted, the company quickly went bankrupt.
Now, Spikes says it's back with a new and improved business model.
"Each month, you're going to get a certain amount of credits. You [can] go to matinees or things where you can use fewer credits and then if you say 'I really want to go Friday or Saturday night,' you're going to use more credits there. And each month, they replenish and if there's a month you don't go to the movies, your credits just roll over," said Spikes.
The monthly subscriptions now cost between $10 and $40, depending on how many movies you want to see.
Avid cinema fans like Oscar say they're all for it.
"I think it'd be really cool to be able to, you know, go and see the movies as much as you want."
Spikes says the best part is that there's no contract, so if you try it and it's not for you, you can cancel anytime.