If you spend a lot of time on the road and love watching the latest flicks, a movie theater subscription can be a money-saving idea. But not all plans are created equal. Here's a comparison of options for film lovers on the go:
AMC Stubs A-List
Price: $19.95 per month
Number of movies: 3 per week
Participating theaters: AMC only
Premium tickets: 3D and IMAX allowed
Concessions: Some perks, like free popcorn refills
In June 2018, the largest theater chain launched AMC Stubs A-List. This plan costs about twice as much as the recently departed MoviePass, but lets you see four times as many movies per month and includes a lot of features that MoviePass never had. For example, subscribers can buy a ticket in advance, see the same movie more than once, and even buy tickets to 3D and IMAX films.
Cinemark Movie Club
Price: $8.99 per month
Number of movies: 1 per month
Participating theaters: Cinemark Theatres
Premium tickets: 3D and IMAX not allowed
Concessions: 20% discount
Like AMC's subscription plan, Cinemark Movie Club is tied to one theater chain. While this plan only lets you see one film per month, but you can buy two additional tickets per transaction for $8.99 each—which is less than the price of most movie tickets these days. There is also a nice discount on concessions.
Price: Multiple Classic and Elite plans priced $3.99-$14.99 per month
Number of movies: 1 to 3 per month, depending on plan
Participating theaters: Many major theater brands
Premium tickets: 3D and IMAX allowed with Elite plans
Concessions: Not included
Sinemia is not tied to one particular theater chain and offers five different plans for a wide flexibility. Subscribers off all plans can buy tickets in advance, and Elite plan subscribers can buy tickets to 3D and IMAX films.