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Tired Of MoviePass? Here Are A Few Alternatives

Tired Of MoviePass? Here Are A Few Alternatives

MoviePass is quickly becoming a thing of the past – here are a few alternatives for moviegoers to use instead

It’s been a sad couple of weeks. First MoviePass had to borrow $5 million to pay back its partners after going dark, then it changed its policies and now it’s a gamble every time you go to the movie on whether or not the app will work.

For those of us moviegoers who refuse to go back to paying full price at theatres, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best MoviePass alternatives below.

 

AMC Stubs A-List

Price

$19.95/month

The good, bad and ugly

 A few of us here at The Sitch just dropped MoviePass for AMC's Stubs A-List monthly deal. If you have AMC theatres nearby, it really isn’t that bad of a trade. You’re able to see three movies a week with no blackout dates and no limit on titles. It works at all AMC theatres across the US and the monthly fee covers IMAX, 3D, D-Box, Dolby, and AMC Prime showtimes. The only real downside is that it costs twice as much as MoviePass and you’re locked into a guaranteed 3-month contract when you sign up.

 Photo courtesy of AMC

Photo courtesy of AMC

 

Sinemia

Price

Ranges from $3.99 to $13.99 per month, and they also offer family plans.

The good, bad and ugly

While not as good as MoviePass, there are still some cost savings when using Sinemia. The company offers two basic options: Classic plans include one or two 2D tickets per month, and Elite plans include two or three tickets for 2D or 3D movies, and just one of those tickets can be used towards premium showtimes such as IMAX 2D/3D, XD, Dolby Atmos, ScreenX, D-Box, or 4DX, but only once every 30 days. We’re not going to lie, their system isn’t the most straightforward but to put it simply, you’re going to spend as much as $13.99 a month to see up to 3 movies and the type of plan you choose dictates the type of moves you are able to see.

 Photo courtesy of Sinemia

Photo courtesy of Sinemia

 

Cinemark Movie Club

Price

$8.99/month

The good, bad and ugly

With Cinemark Movie Club you get one 2D ticket per month, with no blackout dates or limits on titles. There’s also an option to pay a one-time upcharge fee to upgrade the ticket to a premium format for 3D, IMAX, XD or D-Box. Unfortunately, this only covers Cinemark, Century, CinéArts, Tinseltown and Rave theater locations so you’re out of luck if there aren’t any near you. But one upside to using Cinemark's subscription service is that all unused tickets roll over and never expire.

 Photo courtesy of Cinemark

Photo courtesy of Cinemark

Unfortunately, that’s really all there is for brick and mortar movie options at the moment. Hopefully, there will one day be another version of MoviePass that’s a bit more sustainable but until then we’ll just have to pay twice as much to go to an AMC (for those of us who have AMCs near us). But hey, it still beats paying full price for tickets.

And if you’re more of a homebody, then there’s still a few movie options out there worth looking into, including FilmStruck, Shudder, Mubi, Fandor, Kanopy, ByNWR and FandangoNOW to name a few.

Let us know if you’ve had any luck using any of the MoviePass alternatives we’ve listed in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more movie subscription updates and other entertaining reads.

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