Atom Tickets raises $60M Series C for its movie booking app

 Atom Tickets, an app that combines online movie ticket booking with social features, said today that it has raised a $60 million Series C led by Fidelity Investments, with participation from returning investors Lionsgate, Disney and Twentieth Century Fox Film. All three studios contributed to Atom Tickets’ $50 million Series B, which was announced two years ago. Read More

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MoviePass cuts price by teaming up with Fandor on a bundled subscription deal

 The controversial subscription service for movie-goers, MoviePass, is still chasing new customers as it attempts to rapidly grow its user base before its funding runs out. After growing from 1.5 million to 2 million users in less than a month’s time, the company has now teamed up with streaming service Fandor to appeal to potential subscribers with a bundled offer.
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MoviePass pulls out of AMC’s top theaters as negotiations fail

 MoviePass, the monthly subscription service for seeing movies in theaters, has pulled out of 10 high-traffic AMC theaters, as a negotiating tactic with the theater chain. AMC, so far, has shown no interest in working with MoviePass or sharing revenue with the service for the foot traffic it brings to theaters. For instance, in a call with analysts in last year, AMC’s chief executive… Read More

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MoviePass tops 1 million subscribers

 Last month, the movie subscription service MoviePass, which lets customers go to unlimited movies in theaters for a monthly fee, lowered its pricing to under $7 per month, when billed annually. This followed an earlier price drop announced in August that brought the service down to $9.95 monthly. Today, the company says the introduction of its new pricing model has pushed membership to over… Read More

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Prime’s newest perk is early movie tickets for ‘Jumanji’

 Amazon is adding to its slew of perks for Prime members by offering subscribers the chance to purchase early tickets to an upcoming movie for the first time. The deal gives Prime members the chance to watch the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle twelve days before its release date of December 20. Customers can buy up to 10 tickets for a 7 PM showing of the movie on December 8 at one of… Read More

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MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

movie theater MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down from the current price of $9.95 per month, when customers commit to a one-year subscription plan. That works out to a flat fee of $89.95… Read More

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Watch Wakanda come to life in Marvel’s new ‘Black Panther’ trailer

 Marvel’s The Black Panther is coming to theatres next year on February 16, and now we have a better look at what to expect from the movie. There’s Black Panther, of course, returning in his own feature after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War, but there’s also so, so much more. We get a LOT of looks at Wakanda, the advanced fictional African nation where Black… Read More

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Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

 Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other channels across its platform. However, the channel was not immediately available to all Roku customers, as it was a phased rollout. That rollout has now completed, the company says this morning.… Read More

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Watch the big baddies get bigger in new ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ trailer

 Pacific Rim: Uprising knows how you like your robots: Huge, and piloted by John Boyega speaking in his actual English accent. Also it knows how you like your Kaiju monsters – larger than ever before and with “evolved” abilities. The new trailer of the movie makes the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s loving mega monster flick look like a very, very fun ride that succeeds… Read More

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