Want to watch The Last Jedi 20 times in a row when it hits theaters next month? For a limited time, MoviePass is dangling a tantalizing offer that could allow you to do just that — for a price that will catch you up to the cost of a single theater ticket before Episode VIII’s end credits have even had the chance to roll.
Already having made waves for dramatically dropping its annual one-price theater subscription rates earlier this year, MoviePass has just begun offering new customers a deal that drops the price even further. Anyone new to the service can now buy a pass that will get them into unlimited theater screenings for an annual price of $89.95, a fee that, adding in the additional $6.55 processing cost, breaks down to just $7.50 per month.
With traditional theater ticket prices hovering just beneath the $10 mark, that means seeing even one film a month makes the MoviePass deal a better value proposition than buying your ticket at the window.
Back in August, MoviePass slashed its monthly fee to $9.95 ($119.40 per year), a steep cut from the double-digit monthly package rates customers had been paying. The move created fulfillment problems when, predictably, the service’s subscriber base shot up overnight. Of course, there was also some major pushback from theatre chains, with players like AMC saying the service wasn't welcome at their locations.
Assuming this new offer doesn’t create another fulfillment bottleneck ahead of its December 15 release date, you could be looking at repeated screenings of The Last Jedi — along with theater binges for 2018 releases like Black Panther, Solo: A Star Wars Story, A Wrinkle in Time, Deadpool 2, Transformers 6, and The New Mutants — among many, many more.
Lots of us have already loaded up on a heavy smorgasbord of monthly subscription packages, and even though most of them are great values for the money, it all starts to add up.
But is this one too good to pass up? Would you find room in your personal portfolio of subscription services to make room for one more?