A couple of months ago I signed up for MoviePass when they came out with their $9.95 a month offer. The basic idea of MoviePass is that allows you to see one movie per day at the theater each day of the month. Since I’m a movie fan it was easy to see that this would be a good deal for me. After a couple of matinees or just one evening movie visit I save money compared to buying tickets individually.
MoviePass wasn’t prepared for how popular their offer would be and it took over a month for me to receive my card. There wasn’t much communication during that time either. I had a negative perception of the company before I received my card. Since receiving my card everything has worked great. I hope things continue to work since I don’t have a lot of faith in being able to get help if something goes wrong.
To use MoviePass you have to download their app to your phone. When you arrive at the theater you have to check in and then choose which movie you want to see. The app will then authorize the purchase of the ticket and you have 30 minutes to purchase the ticket. The app uses the location on your phone to make sure you are within 100 yards of a theater. I haven’t had any problems using the app or debit card yet.
I haven’t used the card as much as I thought I would. I’ve only been going to a couple of movies a month. I plan on going more often during the holiday season. I’m still coming out a little ahead of what I would have otherwise spent on movie tickets.
MoviePass is now offering their plan for $89.95 for the year. That bring the monthly cost down to $7.50 a month. I’m strongly considering switching to this option. I am a little worried about MoviePass going broke before my plan year is over since I am sure they are losing a lot of money on this deal. I think it might be worth the risk.
If you want to sign up for the plan you can do so at MoviePass.com. That isn’t a referral or affiliate link. I just think this is a good deal for some people and wanted to share it.