If you had asked me last week about Moviepass, I would have told you it's the best deal ever. I am a huge movie junkie. Like seriously. Don't get me wrong — watching movies at home is nice and all but I am so impatient waiting for a movie to be released six months later to my TV. But then you run into that problem of trying to pay anywhere from $11-22 dollars to see this movie and let's be honest, no one has that chump change lying around for ten movies a month. So, when a family friend mentioned I try out Moviepass, I was sure that there was no way this could be real. $9.95 a month to see a movie every day? That sounded impossible, but I decided to give it a try. And boy let me tell you, it was amazing.
On Friday, April 26th, I pulled up outside the movie theatre, logged onto my app, reserved a seat, and then proceeded to head inside to buy my ticket. At the Kiosk, I took out my Moviepass Debit card that was sent to me in the mail and swiped it after getting my reserved ticket. It was the easiest process. I then went right into the theatre, loved the movie and was telling everyone I know about Moviepass. The one downside was that you can only see 2D movies; or though I thought.
But then I started do the research. I learned that I was lucky enough to have signed up before the brand-new plan was implemented. People were freaking out. Instead of seeing one movie every day for a month (roughly 30 movies a month - if you have the time), the plan is now four movies a month plus a three-month free trial for iHeartRadio (if you have the old plan do not worry, its safe for now). If you really think about it, 4 movies a month is still a pretty good deal.
That is about a movie a week that you get to go see. But I am here for the movies, not the iHeartRadio subscription. They also recently changed their app, so you can only see a movie once. Quoted on Moviepass’s website from User Max: “We hope this will encourage you to see new movies and enjoy something different!” I know a lot of people do not go see the same movie twice but sometimes when something is so good, it's worth it. It is difficult to find all of this information on the main website though. If you cancel your subscription, you can not rejoin the company for nine months.
I understand that they can do whatever they want as a company but I feel as if they should at least email an update about it before changing it up on everyone or make it more prevalent on their site. Many people did not know about this (like me) until they looked it up and it came from newspapers and other subscriptions.
In the long run, I would say yes. Buy the subscription if you go to the movies four times a month. But be careful, because who knows how long this plan will stay before they change something else up.