“There’s nothing better than going to the movies and going into another world, and forgetting about everything that’s happening outside.” – Warwick Davis
My boyfriend and I are huge movie fans. I used to run to Costco every time I wanted movie tickets or to my work’s discount site to make sure I didn’t have to pay $13-$16 a movie. I’d been debating on MoviePass for a while but had heard (mostly) terrible reviews and honestly I wasn’t about to pay for something that could barely deliver, even if it was “only” $10 a month. Plus, theaters started rejecting MoviePass and AMC created their own version. There was absolutely no reason, as a movie buff, I wasn’t going to sign up for this. I told myself if I saw at least 3-4 movies a month then I was completely fine with the $20 a month membership.
This was in November and I had read that in the new year the prices were going to go up in a number of states by either $2 or $4, depending on the states – with Virginia being a $2 jump. I decided to go ahead and purchase it for my boyfriend and I (as part of his Christmas present) and sent him an email saying “Merry early Christmas” with an image/note I threw together.
We’ve seen SO many movies since and think it is a fantastic deal! So what are the details? Let me tell you!
- Works at all AMC locations.
- Up to three movies per week. This includes IMAX, 3D, Dolby – pretty much all offerings.
- No blackout dates.
- Free size upgrades on popcorn and fountain drinks.
- 100 points per $1 spent (Hello concessions!)
- Free large popcorn and large fountain drink for your birthday.
I do want to note that AMC does still have their other AMC Stubs membership levels. The movie pass is “A-List” while they still have Premiere (yearly membership) and Insider (free).
Ok, yeah, it sounds great but there have to be some cons, right? Well, just two that I can think of.
- Currently there is no option to link accounts. Meaning every time you and your partner/person/people want to reserve a movie together, you should do it at the same time to ensure you’ll be sitting together. I believe they’re working on this.
- There is no option for children. I think it would be beneficial to have a second option for children. Maybe a bit of a lower price and a movie limit. I’m not a parent but I’m not sure how many parents are taking their kids to the movie three times a week. Plus, that would mean all of the movies they’re going to see are children’s movies too. Again, I’m not a parent so maybe the current option is fine as is for children.
For us personally, until an account linking option is available, we really don’t mind selecting our seats at the same time. We’ve had no regrets with the AMC A-List membership whatsoever. Most of the movies we’ve seen have actually been their opening night and we’ve been able to purchase the tickets the second they’ve become available. Yeah, the second, and I say this as I patiently await Avengers: Endgame tickets to go on sale.
Seriously, if you are a big movie fan, I strongly suggest you also become an AMC A-List member! If you’re interested in more, click the link in the caption of the AMC screenshot. If you’re already a member, make sure to comment about how much you love it!
Until next time.