MoviePass is a new service that aims to be the Netflix for going to the movies. You pay $29.99 a month and you can see up to one movie a day. The pass is only good for 2d movies. It doesn’t work at all movie theaters, but I checked the theaters in Kansas City and it seemed MoviePass would work at most of them. This could be a good deal if you watch a lot of movies in the theater.
Even though I watch more movies than the average person, it wouldn’t be a good deal for me. I usually watch about 4 movies in the theater a month. Admission is only $5 at the theater I usually attend which makes my monthly spend only $20 compared to the MoviePass $29.99. The other major drawback is that you have to buy an annual subscription. If something changes during the year and you are no longer able to attend movies frequently then your remaining subscription is basically money down the drain. Another thing to consider is that if I am going to the movies more often then I’ll be tempted to buy concessions more often, leading to more money being spent.
This could be a good deal for a movie fanatic, but for now I think one movie a week in the theater is plenty. If I want to watch more movies I’ll just stay home and watch them on Netflix.