Is An Unlimited Movie Pass In Theaters Right For You? -

Is An Unlimited Movie Pass In Theaters Right For You?

By Diane Lee

For the price of about 3 movies you could see 30 -- in the theater thanks to MoviePass.  It's a monthly membership like Netflix, only for the big screen.

"That's pretty cool, that's a good price, that's a good option for people," said big screen lover Elizabeth Howard.

Keith Hines in Spartanburg shares the ethusiasm. 

"Our family would use it often, I think that would be a good thing."

Frequent theater goers like Keith Hines and Elizabeth Howard say the ability to use the Pass any day of the week at any theater that has a credit card is the big attraction.

But if you don't look closely at the fine print it's bound to spark a little drama.    

If you're commitment phobic, this pass may not be for you.  After the first month you're locked into a year membership, or you're hit with steep cancellation fees.

Those fees are between $75 if you cancel within 2-3 months. $60 if you cancel between 4-6 months.  $40 if you cancel between 7-9 months.  And $20 if you cancel after 10 months.    

That could leave movie lovers changing their tune.

"That might would be the only drawback would be just a year commitment," said Hines.

Other drawbacks include exclusions on 3D and IMAX movies, as well as showings at specialty theaters.   And you can only see one film a day.

Those limitations leave movie lovers like Martial Robichaud sticking with his home subscription instead.

"I would prefer Netflix because it's a lot more economical than paying $30 a month to go to the movies."

That also saves you the temptations of over-spending on concessions. 

Still, Howard says a pass that promotes seeing more fun flicks with your fella, may be just the thing to keep the silver screen in living color. 

"Dinner and a movie it's still classic so everybody still likes that," said Howard.


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