Dave W.
MarylandMember since March 2019

Reviews (1)

    • Mar 23, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Cinemark Movie Club

    Entirely dependent upon where you live

    As a counterpoint to the review from Dallas, Movie Club is great. The average price of a standard evening showing in my area is about $13. So I save $4 a ticket and continue to save $4 a ticket if I need to buy any additional tickets or if I'm out of credits.

    I used to be a MoviePass subscriber when they first offered the unlimited movie plan and jumped ship not long after. While the unlimited movie option was great, I was really only seeing one to two movies a month most months, if that. What was even worse was that MoviePass offered no advanced ticket purchases, which means in my area, I was either forced to see a matinee, or to go out of my way to go get tickets earlier in the day for a later showing, but only on the day I wanted to see the film, making big even pictures a pain in the ass to deal with. On top of that, any additional tickets I needed I was paying full price for, which if not a matinee (which my wife never wanted to go to) meant it was still full price, so another $13 a ticket. On months where I'd only see one movie, that was a cost of $23 for a date night, seeing the same movie with Movie Club came out to $18, making date night $5 cheaper, which could then in turn be used on concessions (where you get 20% off, even on combos).

    The other great thing I discovered was when I visited family in the Midwest. Their local Cinemark offered premium format tickets (XD/3D) at a price of only $8.50, which means when I used my Movie Club credit, I paid no upcharge, which was fantastic. I later asked Cinemark customer service, the rep stated general policy doesn't forbid it, but because it isn't an advertised feature of the program, individual locations may not offer it, so check beforehand. Either way, it was a great experience.

    To make a long story short, if you enjoy going to the movies once or twice a month, and standard showing tickets in your area are more than $8.99, Movie Club is a fantastic option. If you're a hardcore moviegoer or live in an area where ticket prices are cheap, it's probably not worth your time or money.

    I would, however, definitely recommend this service, as it's still saved me quite a bit of money vs. paying full retail.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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