Netflix For Theatres: Watch Unlimited Movies In Cinemas

How’s this sound: A movie subscription that lets you watch unlimited movies in cinemas for 50 bucks a month. It’s like Netflix but for the real, real life. Would that be something you’re interested in?

Over in the US, a new service called MoviePass will let users use a smartphone app to handle all their movie bookings. For 50 bucks a month (additional $US3 for each IMAX or 3D), users of MoviePass will get unlimited access to any movie playing in participating theatres. If you’re not that psycho about watching movies, they also have a ‘lite’ package of four movies for 30 bucks. Either way, they’re rolling out a private beta in San Francisco right now that includes 21 different theatres and hopes to expand to other US cities over the next couple of months. The goal is to put MoviePass in 40 of the theatres across the US.

I know people who – rain or shine, $US15 bucks for a ticket or higher, popcorn or no popcorn – just have to watch movies in the theatre. This is going to be perfect for them. Would you guys use this? [Editor’s note: And what if this was in Australia–would it drag you away from channel BitTorrent?][MoviePass via Wired]