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Is MoviePass Too Good To be True?

MoviePass is a subscription based movie service that allows you to watch one (2D) movie, in theaters, per day for a flat monthly fee. Last week, the service dropped it’s monthly subscription charge from $50 to an incredible $9.95 a month. This means that you can go watch one movie per day for the entire month, for ONLY 10 Bucks!

I was more than a bit skeptical when my brother, Mr. Cavalli, told me about this service. But, since I go to the movies at least once a week I figured I would be saving a bunch of cash if this turned out to be legit. So…

Is it Worth It?After doing TONS of research, I say.. HECK YEAH! … If you decide to sign up for the service (like the thousands of people that made the MoviePass website crash last week) and you go to the movies at least twice a month, you are already saving 5 to 8 bucks. I signed up for the service a few days ago and I am waiting for my card to arrive so I can go try it out.

How Does It Work?

Once you sign up for the service, you have to wait for your personal MoviePass credit/debit card to arrive in the mail.

Once it arrives you go to a theater where the service is accepted (you have to PHYSICALLY be at the theater or at least 100 yards away from it).

You then check-in at the theater, on your MoviePass App, on your phone.

You select the movie you want to watch (even new releases) and the showtime you prefer.

Once you select the movie. MoviePass will automatically (and magically) load the amount of money the movie ticket costs, directly to your MoviePass card.

Finally you go to the box office and purchase the movie ticket for the movie and showtime you selected (it won’t work for another movie) using the MoviePass card.

And that’s IT! You can potentially repeat these steps 30 times a month (even on the weekends), to take full advantage of this amazing offer. 

Where Does It Work?

Fear not, my fellow Victor Valleyans! I checked to make sure it is accepted in the theaters up here in our beautiful desert and this is what came out:Great news, all of the high desert theaters accept it! If you want to go watch a flick in another city, this is the link you can use to check and see if they accept it in a particular city: www.moviepasslocations.com

Any Restrictions?

Yup, but only some really minor ones that are far from being deal-breakers.

  1. You can only use the service to watch 2D movies. No 3D or IMAX or any other fancy formats.
  2. You cannot watch the same movie more than once.
  3. You cannot buy more than one ticket per day, per card.
  4. You have to pay 10 dollars a month for every member of your family.
  5. The price might eventually change, but the company said that it will stay at $10 a month for at least a year.

For now, I say this is a deal that is too good to pass up. Once I get my card I will update you on how well the service works. The service does have the potential to go belly-up eventually since, even though you are only paying $10 a month, MoviePass is still paying the theater chains the full price of all the tickets of all the movies you watch in a month. However, until that happens, I will definitely be taking advantage of this sweet deal!

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Ezequiel

Ezequiel T (a.k.a., El Checky) is a Translator with a lifelong passion for films. He has been reviewing movies for years and has been watching, discussing and sometimes even making them for as long as he can remember. When reviewing them, he has a simple way of recommending a good movie by giving it The “Checky™ Seal Of Approval!” which is due to his childhood nickname. He currently lives in Victorville, CA with his wife of 12 years, Joanna.
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