This IS NOT a sponsored post. I am receiving no compensation from this company, I just love this service so much, I want to share it with you!
If you follow me at all on social media, you might have noticed that I have been making lots of trips to the movies lately. In the past month alone, I have been to the movies four times. While I have always enjoyed going to the movies, mainly as an extension of my love of theater, I have never been what one would call a movie aficionado. I like them, I see them, but it was never what I would call a hobby. However, I discovered in recent months how much I love going to the movies alone. Now, part of this is probably because I have a toddler, so any alone time is awesome time. But in addition to that, we discovered that our local theater serves beer and wine, has great food, and has recliners. So much winning. This is what I do: on a weekday night, usually Tuesday or Wednesday, as soon as Squirt goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:00, I kiss Matt goodbye and head to the Starbucks conveniently located next to my movie theater. I have a coffee and get some work done (productive alone time?????). I then walk over to theater and take in a 10:00 show. I’m not missing any time with the kiddo, I get to see a movie, and I get to kick back with a beer and a pretzel.
Now, if you have been to the movies lately, you can probably see the problem with this whole scenario. Seeing a movie a week is going to cost about $80 a month, not including said beer and pretzels. And that’s where Movie Pass comes in. Movie Pass is a subscription service like Netflix, except it gets you access to movies at participating theaters. For $9.95 a month, you can see one movie PER DAY. Holla. You literally only have to see one movie a month for the subscription to be totally worth it. Now, of course, there are some restrictions, but really, they’re not that big of a deal. The main one is that 3D movies are not included. For me, this is fine because I hate seeing movies in 3D anyway. You also cannot use Movie Pass for advance ticket purchases, so if you want to see something on opening night, you’ll have to buy your tickets the old fashioned way. But that’s pretty much it.
Here’s how the whole deal works: Sign up for your subscription online (note: this is NOT an affiliate link, I gain nothing from you clicking or signing up!). About 7-10 days later you will receive your Movie Pass card in the mail. It looks like a debit card. Once you have your card, download the Movie Pass app, log in, and enter the last four digits on your card. Set your location on the app to see participating theaters in your area. Click on the desired theater to see the list of movie times. Click on your desired time, and then click check in. Important note: you cannot reserve your spot until you are within 100 yards of your theater. What I usually do is check Fandango first to make sure my desired movie is not sold out, and then I head over to the theater. Once you’ve checked in to your movie on the app, go to the ticket counter to pick up your actual ticket. If your theater has reserved seating, this is where you will select your seats. Then head in and enjoy the show!
Guys, please believe me when I say this subscription is worth every penny. Since I signed up for Movie Pass about a month ago, I have seen The Last Jedi, Thor, and Greatest Showman twice. I would never have spent the extra money to see Star Wars multiple times, or to see Thor for the third time. But with Movie Pass, it’s totally worth it. I am LOVING this subscription, and given how many friends I have recommended it to, I figured I should recommend it to all of you as well. If you are even just a casual movie-goer, Movie Pass is worth looking into. Their website has a list of participating theaters that you can search based on your location, which may be the only downfall for those of you in smaller towns. Being in Southern California, I have a ton of local options and have already used Movie Pass at multiple theaters.
You will hear me raving about Movie Pass all the time, I’m sure, so definitely go check it out for yourself! If you sign up, let me know! I’m happy to share my experiences with you!