My Options After Canceling Moviepass: What Did I Decide?
I have to admit that I was a big time Moviepass fan boy. Moviepass was just too good to be true and I knew it would end sooner rather than later. To my surprise it went on for months and months and months. That is until it all came crashing down and they continued to make cut after cut to the program. I decided to cancel my subscription but what were my options after canceling Moviepass?
Granted there are people out there who are still putting up with Moviepass’ limited movie times, limited movie choices, and the new cap of 3 movies per month. Some were not able to cancel when Moviepass offered a refund and are stuck trying to get what they can out of the program. I feel for them and I know that sooner or later they will be forced to move on to something else.
Some have jumped ship to rival Sinemia especially since they now offer an unlimited plan as well. (Remember to book Sinemia movies fee free with this trick). AMC Stubs A-List probably has the best overall program but not everyone is near an AMC location. So what did I do? How about none of the above.
The theater that I frequent most often has very reasonable prices. The movies range from $4-6 for kids to $6-8 for adults depending on the time and day of the week. I didn’t see the value in paying for a program that I would pretty much break even with in Sinemia.
Most months I would see between 3-5 movies for an average cost of $2.50 per movie with Moviepass. I just wouldn’t get enough value out of AMC Stubs A-List at $19.95 per month. AMC has a great plan for frequent movie goers but my out of pocket cost would be around $20-25 without it. Some months would be even lower than that. There is no reason for me to get locked into a program that wouldn’t really save me money.
I was seeing B and C grade movies with Moviepass just because I could. I enjoyed seeing them but I didn’t really need to, I could have waited until they came out on DVD or streaming services. That is something else to consider in these calculations. I could afford to see less movies.
The “plan” that I came up with is seeing the movies I really want to see at an AMC theater on Tuesdays. That is because every AMC Stubs member (even the free version) gets $5 tickets to all shows on Tuesdays. This also includes the more expensive AMC theaters that have the comfy reclining seats. AMC also offers a “Cameo Deal” for AMC Stubs members on Tuesdays where you get a small drink and popcorn for $5. That is a pretty amazing deal.
I know that these plans make a lot of sense for people that live in areas with expensive ticket prices. But if you have Tuesday evenings free, an AMC theater near you, and loathe 3D movies like I do then this is another option. There is no need to pay over $100 upfront for something where the company may go bust anyway. My new plan also keeps me from going to so so movies just because I can.
Even if you stick with one of the other options discussed above swing into AMC Theaters on Tuesdays to get the reduced priced popcorn and drink.