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12.17.2014
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Rumblings of a subscription service for movie theaters come and go, but it looks like a AMC is going to give it the old college try. Some of you may remember MoviePass, the subscription service that costs $30 a month and allows you to see any 2D movie once per day. As of now it's anything but user friendly, requiring their specific card, an Android or iPhone, and ruling out IMAX and 3D screenings. However, AMC is partnering up with MoviePass for a "pilot run" in hopes of changing that. If your recall the INTERSTELLAR initiative which allowed theater goers to pay a flat fee to see Christopher Nolan's latest as often as they want, so too will AMC offer a $30 and $45 monthly subscription for all movies, the latter of which will allow you to attend any 3D or IMAX screening. As of now the only restriction is one movie per day, but AMC will be testing this out starting next month in Boston and Denver.

While the length of this trial run isn't listed, it's hard to make an accurate assesment of your average schmoe's theater practices without following him or her over the course of the year. For example, I'm sure any and everyone would take advantage of a $45 subscription during the summer movie season, but what about when things slow down during the end of the year? Personally, I would abuse the hell out of that pass more than Legolas abuses gravity, but I imagine they're looking for folks who don't normally spend $30 or $45 a month. As always, we'll be sure to keep you updated if AMC's initiative moves to a city near you!

amc-theaters-audienceI am so confused by the people not wearing 3D glasses in this picture.  What are they seeing?!?

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5:14AM on 12/18/2014

Have this in the UK

Cineworld cinemwas provide a similar service in the UK called UNLIMITED and it works great. For approx 15 per month you can see any 2D movie (or pay an extra 1 at the counter for 3D) and you get 10% all food and drink. Renew your subscription after 12 months and you get free 3D and 25% off. In order to be cost effective you need to see at least 24 movies a year. Last year I saw 63!!! Plus you can watch as many movies per day as you like.
Cineworld cinemwas provide a similar service in the UK called UNLIMITED and it works great. For approx 15 per month you can see any 2D movie (or pay an extra 1 at the counter for 3D) and you get 10% all food and drink. Renew your subscription after 12 months and you get free 3D and 25% off. In order to be cost effective you need to see at least 24 movies a year. Last year I saw 63!!! Plus you can watch as many movies per day as you like.
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10:51PM on 12/17/2014
If they included concessions, even just for one person, it'd would be perfect...but its something i'd still consider.
If they included concessions, even just for one person, it'd would be perfect...but its something i'd still consider.
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2:25PM on 12/17/2014
It would be great if i could buy it month by month, and not a yearly subscription thing.

However more and more movies are tipping into the low season. Hunger Games, Alice In Wonderland, and soon, Chappie, Warcraft, Batman V Superman, Kung Fu Panda 3, Wolverine 3, and The Flash all get March releases. Movies are getting bigger than their position in the release calendar. AMC could be anticipating this.
It would be great if i could buy it month by month, and not a yearly subscription thing.

However more and more movies are tipping into the low season. Hunger Games, Alice In Wonderland, and soon, Chappie, Warcraft, Batman V Superman, Kung Fu Panda 3, Wolverine 3, and The Flash all get March releases. Movies are getting bigger than their position in the release calendar. AMC could be anticipating this.
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12:16PM on 12/17/2014
Would depend on if its good for one person or you and at least one extra guest. Doesn't matter much either way for me considering the nearest AMC theater is far enough away to wipe out any savings just in gas
Would depend on if its good for one person or you and at least one extra guest. Doesn't matter much either way for me considering the nearest AMC theater is far enough away to wipe out any savings just in gas
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11:36AM on 12/17/2014

Enjoyed moviepass for a while

I live in Ny and tried movie pass for a while a year or so back. At first it was amazing I was literally seeing a movie a day or every other or whenever I had the chance. If I saw everything I wanted to see I'd go see movies that I would have normally waited for on DVD. It cost me about 40 a month. The problem was as everyone knows, months come when there is really nothing worth seeing in a theater. I got to the point that I would force myself to go see 4 movies a month just to make it
I live in Ny and tried movie pass for a while a year or so back. At first it was amazing I was literally seeing a movie a day or every other or whenever I had the chance. If I saw everything I wanted to see I'd go see movies that I would have normally waited for on DVD. It cost me about 40 a month. The problem was as everyone knows, months come when there is really nothing worth seeing in a theater. I got to the point that I would force myself to go see 4 movies a month just to make it worthwhile. I eventually cancelled the card coming to the realization that Paying for movies individually especially when most are matinees and using the card cost me about the same. Although it seems like a good investment, even as a movie lover, how many movies can u honestly go see in a theater.
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5:16AM on 12/18/2014
I kind of agree on the point about seeing movies for the sake of it, but in my experience I watched some movies that I wouldn't have normally bothered by (eg Filth, Prisoners) but turned out to be very enjoyable films.
I kind of agree on the point about seeing movies for the sake of it, but in my experience I watched some movies that I wouldn't have normally bothered by (eg Filth, Prisoners) but turned out to be very enjoyable films.
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11:18AM on 12/17/2014
I see 7-9 movies a month, so this would definitely be a good deal for me.
I see 7-9 movies a month, so this would definitely be a good deal for me.
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11:11AM on 12/17/2014
I would do that for sure. There isn't an AMC that's close enough to me though, but my little independent theatre only charges six bucks, even for 3D--so I spend about the same for the amount of movies per month that this offers. Still a cool idea.
I would do that for sure. There isn't an AMC that's close enough to me though, but my little independent theatre only charges six bucks, even for 3D--so I spend about the same for the amount of movies per month that this offers. Still a cool idea.
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