Tag: Ticket Pricing

MoviePass To Raise Prices, Block Out New Releases To Try To Save Itself | Forbes

MoviePass To Raise Prices, Block Out New Releases To Try To Save Itself | Forbes

As much as I rolled my eyes at the constant drumbeat of “Is this the end of MoviePass?” every time it made a policy change, this did seem like the beginning of the end. As of this morning, MoviePass has rolled out a new strategy. It includes (so sayeth the press release) an eventual increase in […]

GUIDE: Hiring a car in Europe – how to get the best deal and not be fleeced | Express.co.uk

GUIDE: Hiring a car in Europe – how to get the best deal and not be fleeced | Express.co.uk

Rental companies charge around £15 a day for an excess waiver policy, compared to iCarhireinsurance.com which offers cover from £2.99 a day in Europe (or £39.99 for annual cover), and can be bought before leaving home, avoiding rental desk stress. The insurer found that travellers who rent cars are still baffled by the pricing structures, […]

MoviePass goes down again amid Mission: Impossible blackout, price hikes | CNET

MoviePass goes down again amid Mission: Impossible blackout, price hikes | CNET

Many subscribers, including me, couldn’t select Mission: Impossible – Fallout this weekend, as the app either had it grayed out or listed as a “premium showtime,” as it does with Imax or 3D screenings. I could previously remedy this issue by selecting the “unlisted showtime” option in the MoviePass app when a 2D showtime wasn’t appearing, […]

MoviePass is experiencing ‘technical’ difficulties again, days after it ran out of money and had to borrow $5 million in cash | Markets Insider

MoviePass is experiencing ‘technical’ difficulties again, days after it ran out of money and had to borrow $5 million in cash | Markets Insider

According to the filing, Helios and Matheson borrowed the money from Hudson Bay Capital Management. The total demand note was for $6.2 million, “which includes $5.0 million in cash borrowed by the Company from the Holder and $1.2 million of original issue discount,” it said. On Saturday night, after similar complaints of the app and […]

Best alternatives to MoviePass: AMC, Sinemia, Alamo Drafthouse | Business Insider

Best alternatives to MoviePass: AMC, Sinemia, Alamo Drafthouse | Business Insider

Between frustrated customers , shady connections , a lack of cash , and collapsing stock , it has not been a good week for MoviePass. MoviePass, a movie-theater subscription service that lets users pay a monthly fee to see a movie per day in theaters (with some exceptions), rapidly grew in popularity when it lowered […]

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

It’s been revealed that top car rental companies are charging Brits more than other nationalities for car hire. A shocking investigation by The Daily Mail, Mail Online and consumer group A Spokesman Said found that both Avis and Europcar are charging different rates based on nationality. Nic McBride from A Spokesman Said blasted the disparity […]

MoviePass users complain about peak pricing | Business Insider

MoviePass users complain about peak pricing | Business Insider

MoviePass earlier this month introduced peak pricing, in which users pay an additional fee for in-demand showtimes for popular movies in theaters. Some subscribers are already fed up with it. Users are complaining that peak pricing is occurring in the middle of the day when showtimes are not in high demand or when a theater […]

mrbrown talks increasing fares for public transport | The Independent

mrbrown talks increasing fares for public transport | The Independent

Popular blogger mrbrown posted on his Twitter account yesterday about a suggestion he received to implement a surge pricing system for public transport. mrbrown, or Lee Kin Mun, said in his tweet that “Someone just suggested surge pricing for Public Transport”. In his tweet, he shared a screenshot of a letter to the Straits Times […]

Consider dynamic pricing for public transport | The Straits Times

Consider dynamic pricing for public transport | The Straits Times

Perhaps it is time the public transport sector also starts to use dynamic pricing strategies, where fares rise during peak hours, just like fares for taxis. There will always be a demand for public transport. Even if each commuter is charged a few cents extra during peak hours, people will still use public transport because […]

MoviePass boosts stock with reverse split, then it plunges 35% | KEYT

MoviePass boosts stock with reverse split, then it plunges 35% | KEYT

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – This isn’t how they drew it up. One day after the parent company of MoviePass announced a drastic effort to boost its stock price from 8 cents to $21, the price of the stock immediately tanked. Shares of Helios and Matheson started plunging as soon as the market opened Wednesday. The […]