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Remember MoviePass? Now AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and more theater chains are adding movie theater subscriptions and memberships.

Movie theater subscriptions are the best thing to hit the theater-going experience since heated seats, self-service kiosks, and dine-in options with drink menus. Best of all, these programs will save you money at the box office — beyond what theaters’ free loyalty rewards programs offer. Even if you’re an infrequent moviegoer, these movie theater subscription plans could save you big.

(The movie subscription prices we include are based on one person, unless otherwise noted. Prices and participation may vary between locations.)

Be sure to download the KCL app for more summertime savings.

 

1. AMC Stubs A-List Movie Subscription

AMC Theatres offers a tiered movie subscription program for ages 16 and older, based on the number of theater locations where you’ll be watching movies.

  • Subscription cost: $19.95/month (34 states), $21.95/month (45 states), $23.95/month (any state)
  • Number of participating theaters: 600+
  • Maximum number of movies you can watch for free: 3 per week
  • Number of movies you need to see for it to be worth it, based on admission price: 2 movies a month ($11.49 – $16.99 per movie)
  • Other perks and discounts: upgrades on popcorn and fountain drinks, large popcorn refills, and a large popcorn and fountain drink for your birthday.
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Minimum commitment: 3 months

 

2. Regal Unlimited Movie Subscription Pass

Like AMC, the Regal Movie subscription plan is tiered, giving you access to a greater number of theater locations where you can watch movies. You can only sign up for this subscription via the Regal mobile app (iOS / Android).

  • Subscription cost: $18/month or $216/year (Regal Unlimited), $21/month or $252/year (Unlimited Plus), $23.50/month or $282/year (Unlimited All Access)
  • Number of participating theaters: 505
  • Maximum number of movies you can watch for free: Unlimited
  • Number of movies you need to see for it to be worth it, based on admission price: 2 movies a month ($10.50 per movie)
  • Other perks and discounts: 10% off all food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Minimum commitment: 3 months or one year, depending on whether you pay monthly or pay the total upfront.

 

3. Cinemark Movie Club Subscription

View of the Cinemark theater entrance

If you have local Cinemark theaters, you can select from two Cinemark Movie Club memberships: monthly or annual.

  • Subscription cost: $9.99/month, $109.99/year
  • Number of participating theaters: 344
  • Maximum number of movies you can watch for free: 1/month
  • Number of movies you need to see for it to be worth it, based on admission price: 1 movie a month (reg. $10.50 per movie)
  • Other perks and discounts: 20% off concessions
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Minimum commitment: Cancel anytime

 

4. Showcase Subscribe Movie Membership

Showcase Cinemas has a movie subscription program called Showcase Subscribe that offers several movie memberships for up to six people.

The biggest package gives you up to five free movies a month. Note that their Showcase SuperLux locations don’t participate in this program.

  • Subscription cost: For 2D movies; $9.99/month, $11.95/month, $16.95/month, $26.95/month. For 2D, 3D, IMAX, and XPlus; $11.95/month, $14.95/month, $19.95/month, $32.95/month.
  • Number of participating theaters: 21
  • Maximum number of movies you can watch for free: 1, 2, 3, 5/month
  • Number of movies you need to see for it to be worth it, based on admission price: 2 – 3 movies a month ($8.50 – $15 per movie)
  • Other perks and discounts: none
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Minimum commitment: 3 months

 

 

5. Alamo Season Pass Movie Subscription

Inside an Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas theater, showing seats and screen

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers a tiered movie subscription, based on how many theater locations you’ll watch movies.

  • Subscription cost: $16.99/month (two locations), $19.99/month (17 locations), $29.99/month (21 locations)
  • Number of participating theaters: 21
  • Maximum number of movies you can watch for free: 1/day
  • Number of movies you need to see for it to be worth it, based on admission price: 2 – 3 movies a month ($13 per movie)
  • Other perks and discounts: none
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Minimum commitment: cancel anytime (you can’t rejoin for an entire year)

 

6. Megaplex Megapass Movie Subscription

Megaplex movie theater IMAX room

If you live in Nevada or Utah, you have a single option with the Megaplex MegaPass program.

  • Subscription cost: $14.95/month
  • Number of participating theaters: 17
  • Maximum number of movies you can watch for free: 2/month
  • Number of movies you need to see for it to be worth it, based on admission price: 1 movie a month ($14.96 per movie)
  • Other perks and discounts: 15% off concessions
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum commitment: 6 months

 

7. Showplace ICON Extras Plus Movie Membership

Exterior of a Showplace Cinema

You’ll only find the Showplace ICON Extras Plus subscription on the Atom Tickets website and mobile app (iOS / Android).

  • Subscription cost: $9.99/month
  • Number of participating theaters: 6
  • Maximum number of movies you can watch for free: 1/month
  • Number of movies you need to see for it to be worth it, based on admission price: 1 movie a month ($10.50 per movie)
  • Other perks and discounts: 20% off concession purchases
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Minimum commitment: cancel anytime

 

BONUS: MoviePass is making a comeback

The movie theater subscription service that started it all, MoviePass, may be making a comeback in summer 2022, according to a recent press event.

Before the company went out of business in 2019, MoviePass offered subscribers crazy deals on movies — like unlimited movie tickets for around $10 a month.

Details are forthcoming on what the MoviePass reboot will look like, so we suggest bookmarking this page for updates if you’re a loyal MoviePass fan.

7 Best Movie Theater Subscription Programs