This App Lets You See ALL The New Movies For $7 A Month
MoviePass lets you go to the movies as many times as you want for about $7.50 a month. If it sounds too good to last, it probably is, but either way, it's our App of the Week.
Did you know that the average cost of a movie ticket in the US right now is $8.84? And did you know that anyone who's reading this in LA, San Francisco or New York right now just choked on their beverage, because that sounds ridiculously cheap? Still, nationwide, this is the highest movie prices have ever been.
But with the holiday season now squarely upon us (read: it's prime time for hitting up the theaters with your family to take a break from all the awkward conversations), anything that can cut back on movie-going costs is a huge plus, right?
Enter MoviePass. This startup wunderkind is confounding Hollywood with its low prices and growth model, but for the individual, it's pretty simple: You just download the app, join the subscription service, and get to see unlimited movies.
And right now, it's cheaper than ever. For a limited time, you can snag a whole year of unlimited movies in the theaters for $89.95 a year, which works out to about $7.50 a month—a discount even steeper than their normal $9.95 a month plan.
It doesn't take a data scientist to realize that if you're seeing at least one movie a month, no matter where you are, you're coming out on top. And if you're going multiple times a month? Watch out, Wall Street bros; there's a new financial mastermind in town.
And although companies like AMC are concerned that MoviePass' 600,000-plus subscribers are going to drive ticket prices down at theaters, it's hard to see how this can be a bad deal for anyone, considering MoviePass pays the full price of your ticket to the actual theater.
Once you download the app, you will get your MoviePass card within 7 to 10 business days. Then you can select your movie, and enjoy the show. All you have to do is show your MoviePass card at the kiosk.
There are no blackout dates (hello, opening night!) and there are more than 4,000 theaters nationwide participating (that's over 36,000 screens you can choose from).
There's much speculation that MoviePass is indeed too good to be true, and that the business model is unsustainable, but hey, at the very least, it'll be around long enough to power you through the holiday season so you can see Lady Bird, Wonder, and Black Panther.
MoviePass is available for download in the App Store.
Words: Eva Grant