Regal Cinemas Planning to Launch Unlimited Movie Subscription Service

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Regal Cinemas will soon launch an unlimited movie ticket subscription service in the United States, according to a new report from Deadline.

    The service is set to launch in late July, and while the details are still being ironed out, it is expected to have three pricing tiers: $18, $21, and $24 per month. Each pricing tier will provide unlimited ticket subscriptions, and the pricing options are going to vary based on location. Regal has more than 500 theaters across the United States.

    Each tier also includes 10 percent off concessions and Regal may offer discounted pricing when purchasing a subscription for an entire year. What's not known is whether premium options like IMAX, Dolby 3D and others will be included in the monthly subscription price.

    Regal's upcoming movie ticket subscription service will compete with AMC's Stubs A-List program, which costs between $19.95 and $23.95 per month depending on the state and provides access to three movies per week.

    Movie ticket subscription options became popular when MoviePass launched its $9.95 per month unlimited ticket program, but that ultimately failed due to the low pricing. MoviePass is still around, but charges $20 per month and restricts access to some movies.

    Article Link: Regal Cinemas Planning to Launch Unlimited Movie Subscription Service
  2. vipergts2207 macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Next up, toothbrush and toothpaste subscriptions! Pay a slight upcharge for ‘premium’ and you’ll get mouthwash and floss as well!

    I much prefer my home theater to going to the movies anyway. No whining kids, no sticky floors, and I can pause the movie at my own leisure to go to the bathroom.
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    We are entering an era of subscription fatigue. Besides, I would be shocked if many individuals actually spend more than $288/year/person on movie tickets.
  4. Exile714 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2015
    Subscription toothbrush? You’re talking about Quip, right? They don’t do mouthwash yet...
  5. RowellE macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2012
    I was a huge proponent of MoviePass a little over a year ago until they screwed me over my annual subscription and changed their terms midway though my year even though they promised me the changes would not affect me.

    I signed up for AMC Premiere A List and I love it. I love that I can see any movie any time any format. The only thing is that the closest theater to me is a Regal, so this new subscription plan might be appealing to me enough to switch over. But as of right now, very happy with AMCs subscription service.
  6. fairuz, Jul 2, 2019
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    fairuz macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2017
    Silicon Valley
    Maybe cause of MoviePass?
    I got a subscription car wash service. It was great until my window randomly stopped rolling up, so now I can't wash my car :(
  7. blacktape242 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    i really have no interest to see anything in the theaters these days, its all just total crap.
  8. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I was gonna say. I saw an ad once for bathroom stuff that included a subscription for toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, razors and stuff. Forgot who it was. But they would send you a package once a month with everything you needed. Also, you can do this on Amazon also. lol.
  9. mikethemartian macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2017
    Melbourne, FL
    I always much preferred seeing films at the theater but stop going because the sound usually isn’t loud enough to keep me from getting distracted by noisy people in the audience. So I only go to the IMAX now because they always play the sound loud.
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    Probably dollarshaveclub
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    Changing the window regulator is a pretty easy fix.
  10. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2017
    Didn't someone else try this and it failed? (I forget what the service was called)
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Opening the hatch
    My experiences with MoviePass and AMC A-List match yours, but there are no Regal theatres near me, and three AMC theaters within a short drive, so I'll stick with AMC. But I'm glad there's yet another option for movie-watchers.
  12. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    It will be interesting to see how Regal's definition of unlimited will change over time
  13. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    My problem with these subscriptions is that there I'd only use them once a month, if that, because studios simply aren't making enough movies that I actually want to see.

    Might as well just buy the ticket when there's something worth watching.
  14. macduke, Jul 2, 2019
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    macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I’ve heard universities also have subscription services where you pay for housing, food, health care and education all in a bundle for a monthly cost. You don’t even have to pay for it while using the service as long as you’re enrolled in the 12-hour credit tier and you have 20 years to pay it off. It’s crazy, but you pretty much have to have it nowadays just like a Netflix subscription. MacRumors should do a story on that! I hear it’s popular with that extremely important 18-24 year old demographic.
  15. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2012
    I have AMC A-List and I have already seen about $100 in movies for $25 so far. So many good movies coming out this summer.
  16. NIKKG macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2012
    I haven't been to the theater in years, movies suck these days. Too many liberal SJWs virtue signaling or bad remakes, they don't deserve your money.. It's not even worth pirating either.
  17. CKohkah macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008

    Price comes out to two tickets per month. If you think people don’t spend that on movies each month you are crazy. Endgame didn’t gross 800+ million in the US alone because ppl weren’t seeing movies.

    $18 or even $24 a month for Unlimited movies besides the other benefits is extremely worth it. If you see at least 2 movies in theatres a month ppl will jump at this.
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    This is solely unlimited. Wanna see 3 movies a day then do it again the next day? Do it. Totally worth $24 a month.
  18. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I was thinking the same. Since the subscription includes all formats, I would see more RPX/IMAX movies. Regal is my only choice in my area.
  19. scottish macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2011
    The Cineworld Unlimited card is good value in the UK. I only need to go twice a month to make it worthwhile which I was doing anyway before I became a member. I now see lots of movies I wouldn’t have bothered with previously.

    The comparison to subscription services is a little strange because this doesn’t replace standalone tickets. Cineworld is more expensive than the other cinema chains near me though.

    If Cineworld follows the UK model when they introduce this at Regal expect to pay an additional amount for premium formats (IMAX, 4DX, Screen x) and receive discounts on food.

    They also have exclusive screenings for unlimited members including secret screenings where you don’t know the movie until it starts. For example Incredibles 2 was shown about a month before general release.
  20. dontwalkhand macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Don’t laugh but I do have Quip, which is a toothbrush and a toothpaste subscription.
  21. cube macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    This is great when you live near the cinemas in question.
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Opening the hatch
    Kinda like Apple retail stores. Great when there's one near you, and of no consequence otherwise.
  23. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I feel like AMC has created a good balance. I mean how many folks actually go see more than 3 movies a week consistently. Well outside of reviewers but they probably aren’t paying for their tickets anyway. And if I’m reading it correctly you get some cash rewards etc for your concessions which many folks probably love.

    It was certainly a smarter move than movie pass trying to do a movie a day
  24. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    No, I really don’t think that people consistently buy two movie tickets every month for themselves only. I’m sure some people go a couple times a month, a couples months. But I would be so shocked if that vast majority of people don’t watch MORE than 24 movies a year in the theater to make this even slightly worth it. Not everything needs a subscription.
  25. dragje macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2012
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trust me, this is fun! At least if you’re a cinema lover like myself. I’ve got such a subscription myself here in Amsterdam the Netherland €21 a month. It’s suitable for both art house movies and even Hollywood blockbuster (but I prefer Art House).

    The good news is that you also support the world of cinema with a subscription, because cinema’s sometimes suffers from lack of income.

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