New Cheaper Regal Cinema Subscriptions for Corvallis, Not Portland
Last week Regal Cinemas unveiled its new subscription plan, which seems good for Corvallisites with a taste for the big screen.
Though services like MoviePass and Sinemia (remember those?) continue bouncing around in search of a sustainable business model, analysts note that AMC seems to have found a way to offer a sustainable subscription service, and also appear to be tipping their hats to Regal’s new plans. Both have theaters here in town, so let’s take a brief look at what they’re offering.
Regal is offering three tiers: Unlimited for $18 a month for unlimited movies at more than 200 theaters; Regal Unlimited Plus for $21 a month for unlimited movies at more than 400 theaters; and Regal Unlimited All Access for $23.50 a month for unlimited movies at any Regal theater.
You also get a free large popcorn and soft drink on your birthday, which will save you an arm and a leg. As an added bonus, you’ll get 10% off of all food and non-alcoholic drink purchases. Double dipping is in play, so you can still earn Regal Crown Club points towards goodies like free popcorn.
Of course, there’s some fine print:
When you sign up for Regal Unlimited, you must sign up for one year.
The cheap Regal Unlimited plan only offers theaters in Eugene, Albany and Corvallis. You’ll need the more expensive Unlimited Plus plan if you regularly find yourself in Portland.
It’s $.50 for every ticket you purchase through the app.
You must submit a photo of yourself to use the plan.
The plan allows you to see 2-D movies. To see “premium format” movies, you will pay a surcharge.
You can only have three pending reservations at a time. But you can still buy tickets from the box office while you have these pending reservations.
AMC stubs A-List
Not as new is the AMC’s theater subscription plan, which of course applies to their theater here in Corvallis. There’s only one tier, and cost is between $19.95 to $23.95, depending on where you live.
Here’s the details:
Watch up to three movies per week. There are no restrictions on specific movies. but special shows can be excluded — subscribers do not seem to report this as an issue.
You can choose 2D, 3D, IMAX or Dolby showings for any of your movies. There’s no up-charge for premium showings.
You can order ahead and reserve seats at theaters with assigned seating, and no time limit on how far ahead you can order a ticket.
Since A-List is part of the Stubs program, there’s $5 rewards for every $50 spent.
You can only have three active reservations at a time, and are only allowed to watch three movies per week, but you need to have at least one reservation slot open to buy a ticket. If you pre-purchase tickets for three movies next month, you can’t order an A-List ticket for the current week. It’s definitely a pain for people that like to plan ahead.