Movie passes help viewers binge Oscar flicks on the cheap

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 14:41:25-05

(KGTV) — Grabbing a subscription to a movie theater is an easy way to binge upcoming Oscar-nominated flicks on a budget.

Mostly notably, MoviePass failed in being able to stay afloat for users to catch movies for one monthly price. But theaters have developed their own passes in order to fill the gap left behind. Though these plans are generally more than MoviePass' original $10 a month price point, they come with their own perks.

Regal Unlimited offers Regal Cinema movie-goers unlimited viewings starting at $18 a month. As tiers increase to $21 and $23.50 a month, the pass can be used at more and more theaters. The passes all unlock discounts on concessions, credits toward rewards, and no blackout dates.

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AMC theaters now offer a AMC Stubs A-List pass starting at $19.95 a month. The pass includes up to three movies a week with free online reservations, upgrades on concessions, discounts, and priority box office and concessions lanes.

Cinemark theaters have the Movie Club program that includes one movie a month for $8.99 or $9.99 depending on the location. The pass also entitles users to discounts on concessions and additional tickets at the Movie Club pricing. Unused tickets can also roll over to the next month.

Then of course there's a Netflix subscription. With the streaming service making a bigger splash during awards season every year, the service is a good way to stay ahead when movies are nominated. Subscriptions start at $8.99 for the basic tier, which includes a free month to start and unlimited movies and shows. Each tier higher opens up HD formats and additional screens that can access the subscription.

If you need to catch up, there's still time before the Oscar nominees take the stage at the Academy Awards on Feb. 9.