MoviePass offers unlimited movies at select theaters for only $10 a month! That's it. Here's everything you need to know about the MoviePass deal.I am a HUGE fan of going to the movies -- from the electric atmosphere, to the smell of freshly popped popcorn, to the excitement buzzing around patrons as they discuss the latest film to be released on-screen. There's truly nothing like it. Being such an avid movie fan, I like to stay in the know about the most recent news regarding films. And let me tell you, I was ecstatic to hear about the MoviePass deal. For only $10 a month, I could see an unlimited amount of films at the movie theater?! Heck yes! Where do I sign up? But, like most things, there are pros and cons that should be considered. So, before you sign up, let me give you a rundown of the MoviePass deal, what benefits there are, and the disadvantages.
What is the MoviePass?Created by Netflix co-founder and former Redbox president Mitch Lowe, MoviePass allows you to have the option to see up to one movie in the theaters every day. It first debuted in 2011 as a service that let film lovers see one theatrically released movie per day for $30 a month. Now, that's still a fairly good deal, especially considering how expensive movie theater tickets are nowadays. It wasn't until recently that the service announced its new business model and dropped the monthly fee from $30 to $10. Lowe said in the press release,
Our vision has always been to make the moviegoing experience more affordable and enjoyable for our subscribers. We are changing the way consumers think about going to the movies by making it possible to experience a broader array of films -- from the latest summer blockbuster to a critically acclaimed documentary -- through a subscription model."So here's how it works: MoviePass subscribers are given the opportunity to see whatever movie they would like at any participating theaters. Those theaters are paid in full by MoviePass, while subscribers only have to worry about paying the monthly subscription. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, let's dive into the benefits of the movie subscription service.
BenefitsIt's actually a pretty good deal! Like I stated above, it's expensive to buy tickets to the movies, and they're only going to increase. On average, tickets cost anywhere from $5 to $12 each. With MoviePass, you're definitely getting your money's worth -- that's about one to two movies a month. No blackout dates Available for use 365 days a year. As long as there are seats open and tickets are still available, you can get one! Most movie theaters take MoviePass According to the press release, it's "available in 91 percent of all theaters in the U.S." That list includes big chain theaters like Regal Cinemas and Cinemark, as well as the smaller houses like IFC. So there are plenty of options for you to go to! You can track your progress The app allows you to keep track of the movies you've seen and when you've watched them.
DisadvantagesCan't buy tickets in advance A big downside to the overall system is that you must be within 100 yards of the theater location in order to purchase the tickets. So if you were hoping to buy Star Wars: The Last Jedi tickets in advance with MoviePass, think again. IMAX and 3D movies are not an option If you're itching to go to special screenings in IMAX or 3D formats, it's going to have to come out of your own pocket. The system does not extend to either format. But who knows? Maybe it will in the future ... Only one ticket per purchase, per day Single tickets only. Even if each of you is a MoviePass user, you can't buy tickets in one order. It's all gotta be separately, which means that your chances of sitting together gets smaller, if your theater has reserved seating. Definitely not ideal if you're on a date ... talk about an awkward situation. The app's a bit buggy In order to get tickets, you need to make sure you're using location services to find the correct theater. Bad reception can make it difficult for the app to find your location, ultimately halting the process of you purchasing your tickets. While it's a minor issue, it's still one that will hopefully be solved.
Will you be subscribing? Do you think the MoviePass deal will work long-term, or will it be short-lived? Also, what 2017 movies are you looking forward to seeing in theaters the most? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.