The monthly subscription service MoviePass will be facing some competition from the AMC theater chain as the company will soon debut a Premiere A-List club. AMC’s subscription plan will allow users to watch three movies per week as opposed to MoviePass allowing users to watch one movie per day. AMC’s service will cost $19.99/mo which is twice what MoviePass is currently charging, however, the Premiere A-List package will also include the same amenities afforded to users of AMC’s Premiere Card. You can check out more details from a press release below.
- Can be used at all AMC, AMC Dine-in and AMC Classic theatres in the United States
- Includes all of AMC’s premium offerings including IMAX, Dolby Cinema, RealD 3D, Prime and BigD
- AMC Stubs A-List members can book tickets online in advance, and at AMC Theatres with reserved seating specific seats can be booked as well
- Includes all the benefits of AMC Stubs Premiere, with VIP service levels at AMC’s theatres, no
online ticketing fees, and significant food and beverage savings… with the normal $15 Premiere annual fee being waived
- No waiting after enrollment and no special credit card to be carried, AMC Stubs A-List is web and smartphone-based
So as you can see above the increased price does come with some other attributes not provided by MoviePass. Besides the difference in price, the Premiere A-List will allow subscribers to watch all three of their weekly movies in the same day as long as the showtimes are two hours apart, as well as watching the same movie more than once, something that is not offered from MoviePass
All in all, this sounds a lot like the approach Cinemark was taking. Will it be enough? We’ll have to see. But what do you think?
Is this the future of the theater-going experience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!
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