AMC Theaters was never a fan of MoviePass, even predicting its untenability. After the tedious MoviePass cleared hard-boiled fans with too many new restrictions to tackle the money problem, AMC saved the day with its subscription to AMC Stubs A-List for cheaper movie tickets.
Stubs A-List is a direct attack on MoviePass from the nation's largest theater chain and is arguably one of the best movie ticket subscriptions. Unlike MoviePass, which loses money every day, Stubs A-List is actually profitable for AMC, as it seats seats that would otherwise be empty in cinemas. Besides, they do not have to pay anybody for the tickets as they are just AMC's theaters.
Current Plan and Price
Stubs A-List is not the cheapest subscription for $ 1
- Install AMC Theaters: Android | iOS (subscription required for A-List access)
Before AMC goes any further, the plans for A-List are highly transparent. It has already announced that even though 35 states will still receive the price of $ 19.95 as soon as January 9, 2019 comes, the price will rise to $ 21.95 in ten states, while the remaining five will rise to $ 23. $ 95 will rise. Anyone joining before December 31, 2018 will be suspended for $ 19.95 for one year.
The Movies Available
AMC offers the ability to pinpoint when and which movie to watch and whether your unseen movies will not be broadcast. In the following weeks or months, you will never pay a convenience fee for online or personal ordering of tickets. There's also no AMC-based debit card that you can use with MoviePass and Sinemia, so all you have to do is sign up online or read in your membership number at the box office.
Oh, and I have said you could watch a movie? Dolby Cinema, 2D, IMAX, PRIME, RealD, 3D, BigD, D-Box and all-new releases are far from fair game. Any movie shown in an AMC Theater venue can be viewed except IMAX VR and Special Events, but they are not uncommon.
You can even watch the same movie over and over again if that's your thing. Better yet, you can spend your three-month credit on the day for the ultimate movie marathon, but there must be two hours between each movie.
More details on the plan
There is no admittance fee, which makes the other benefits so much sweeter. Receive free popcorn and well beverage size upgrades and access to concession and checkout priority lanes. In addition, for every 5,000 points you will receive only $ 5 back, which you can redeem only for food and drinks. Points are earned on monthly fees, concessions and additional tickets ($ 1 equals 100 points).
Unlike MoviePass and Sinemia, no check-ins are required, and you can reserve up to three movies in advance given time. Reservations are easy to view in the app, as well as the number of movies you have left per week and the entire history of the movies you've viewed.
There are no referral programs, family plans, and discounts for additional tickets that exceeded your allocated amount. or discounts for friends (although you can pay for friends at full price), you can cancel the reservation for any movie and AMC has a wonderful support.
The minimum age for signing up is 16 years and you can not reserve specific seats. Currently, all AMC cinemas will be able to select seats at all AMC locations except AMC Classic Cinemas by June 2019. In June, you can also order food and beverages in select cities in selected cities, in addition to the 52 existing AMC Theater locations (this service is available to all AMC loyalty members, not just the A-List).
You will probably find one of the 659 cinemas of AMC in your area. However, you may not live near an AMC. In this case, this service would not be for you. That's where MoviePass and Sinemia shine, as they can be used in any theater.
If AMC A-List works for you, it's a tough job. If you join and do not like it in the end, it's easy to stop, but you can not sign up again for six months. However, if you were a member of AMC Stubs Insider or AMC Stubs Premiere, you will retain that membership. If you were not, you would have been demoted to an AMC Stubs Premiere member.
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