AMC has been a real stick in the mud regarding subscription services in the past year, and now the company has suddenly added their own movie subscription service exclusive to its own theaters. The program, AMC Stubs A-List, is actually a new tier to its current rewards program, and will allow audiences to see 3 films a week for $19.95 a month.
It's certainly not as cheap as Moviepass, but as Deadline reports, there are some other perks subscription members can enjoy. For example, subscribers can purchase tickets for upcoming films well in advance, and those free movies count for 3D, IMAX, 4D and any other format other than the basic cinematic experience. Audiences also get money back on their concession charges as well as free upgrades on popcorn and drinks.
To be honest, it sounds like a pretty sweet deal, and with Moviepass looking like it could fold on a week to week basis, this may be the future of subscription services. That said, the reason I subscribe to Moviepass is due to it being so cheap, and the closest AMC theater to me is about 9 miles further than the closest Regal Cinemas, so it's going to be a no from me. Do you see yourself purchasing this service? If so be ready to sign up for it when it becomes available June 26.