SALT LAKE CITY — MoviePass hasn’t had the greatest week.
Customers were outraged with MoviePass last week after the app stopped working ahead of the release of “Mission: Impossible - Fallout.” They shared their anger on Twitter, inspiring a slew of memes and jokes about the MoviePass service.
And even though that money has been repaid, questions remain about what will happen to MoviePass. The company raised its prices to $14.95 per month and limited customers from seeing blockbuster films in order to make ends meet.
If you canceled your MoviePass subscription, worry not. There are plenty of alternatives out there for you. Here’s a quick breakdown of the other movie ticket subscription services out there.
AMC Stubs A-List
AMC and MoviePass had a rather tenuous relationship when MoviePass started to gain traction last year, with the former calling the latter a “small fringe player.” Fast forward to this past June when AMC announced its new MoviePass-like service called AMC Stubs A-List, which lets customers see multiple movies per week. So far, AMC Stubs A-List has proven successful, defying AMC’s expectations, according to the company.
AMC's service offers the following:
COST: $19.95 per month
INCLUDED: Three movies per week (IMAX, 3D, AMC Prime with Dolby Vision are all included). You can reserve movies in advance.
You can see the same movie more than once.
You receive a 10 percent discount on food and concessions.
GO DEEPER: Read more about AMC Stubs List at the Deseret News.
Sinemia has billed itself as a direct MoviePass competitor. They’ve made two moves in the last three months that directly counter MoviePass’ strategy, including adding family plans and allowing customers to book movies in advance (MoviePass allowed you to book movies once you arrived at the theater). Sinemia is a lot like MoviePass — it’ll upload the cost of your movie ticket to your own debit card to pay for your ticket. But the app is essentially a way to pay for a cheaper movie ticket, as the plans below show.
COST: Sinemia has multiple plans:
$3.99 per month for one ticket a month.
$7.99 per month for two tickets a month.
$9.99 per month for two tickets a month (IMAX and 3D films included).
$13.99 for three tickets a month (IMAX and 3D films included).
INCLUDED: You can see any movie, any time with no blackouts or restrictions.
Cinemark Movie Club
Cinemark announced its own MoviePass-like competitor back in December 2017. Called “Movie Club,” the subscription service gives customers one movie ticket per month for a low fee. Unused tickets rollover into the next month. Customers who receive concession discounts from the service can also bring their friends along for cheaper rates.
COST: $8.99 per month
INCLUDED: One 2D movie ticket credit per month (additional fee to upgrade to 3D/IMAX), with 20 percent off concessions.
GO DEEPER: My report from December explains why Cinemark started a subscription service (hint: millennials).
Don’t just take our word for it. You can read more about these three plans at The Verge.
Additionally, ScreenCrunch has six more subscription services that give you access to movies through apps found on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.