If you are a movie lover, this post is for you! The price of a trip the movies can be pretty steep these days. First it’s the ticket, then it’s the snacks, and when you add it all up, you could be paying over $25 for what you could have done at home for a fraction of the price. But I get it, not everyone wants to wait until a movie pops up on Netflix to watch. I was one of those people until I heard about Movie Pass.
Early this August, Movie Pass made it possible to watch as many movies in theatres as you want per month (limit one movie per day) for just $10 a month. Yes, only $10. That’s cheaper than the price of just one movie. So now that I have your attention, here’s how it works.
First, before downloading the app, you need to head to Movie Pass’ site and sign up. It’s really quick and easy, all they need is your name, email, address, and other basic information like that, as well as your method of payment. From there you can download the app from the App Store and Google Play.
Here is what you need to know about the app. When you sign up, it doesn’t start working right away. While you can browse the movie selection easily, you can’t begin attending movies until your Movie Pass card arrives in the mail. Your movie pass card is a Visa or MasterCard that you can only use at the movies you purchase through Movie Pass. But just to assure you, you are not charged for every movie you go see because those fees are taken care of by your $10 a month subscription to the Movie Pass service.
Once your card comes in, you can start navigating the app and selecting movies you want to see. As a heads up, you can only see the dates and times for movies showing at theatres that day, but you can see movies at any participating theatre. The app will make it clear which theatres those are, but there are plenty to choose from.
When in the app you can open up your sidebar and explore all of its options, from selecting a theatre and the list of movies showing, to adding your cinema loyalty cards, viewing your history, and much more.
Once you select a theatre, a list pops up with the movies showing that day and their times. As I mentioned above, you can only view the availability of the movies showing that day. As movie times come and go, they will disappear from the app, so the earlier in the day you check, the more options you’ll have.
Once you’ve chosen a movie, you can click on it and begin the ticket redemption process. It’s important to note that you can only redeem a ticket via the app if you are within 100 feet of the theatre you plan to view the move. This means, for popular movies you might not be able to secure a ticket via the app on opening night unless you are extremely strategic. But there is always the next day, or whenever else you are free to watch it using the app.
Personally, I love this app because it finally makes going to the movies cheap and justifiable again. It’s fun to sit in front of the big screen, but it’s not really that much fun when you’re paying an arm and a leg for it. Now you don’t have to worry about that. For just $10 a month (and you can cancel at any time) you can watch all the movies you want when they come out. So I hope this is good news and useful information for all of you movie lovers out there. Comment down below if you plan to use Movie Pass or if you’ve used it before. I absolutely love it, but I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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