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AMC A-List & other theater subscriptions (See Post #2314)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tino, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. steve jaros

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    I always thought MP was dodgy as well, but now I recall why I actually tried to sign up: Around Christmas 2017, Costco ran a promotion offering an MP subscription for a year. It was at a reduced rate, I think $90 for the entire year, plus you got some kind of streaming service as well included.

    So IIRC you would be buying it through your Costco account, which gave me the confidence that I would have Costco protection if MP went sideways or something.

    Anyway.
     
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    When I signed up for Movie Pass it was $30 a month so at that point it made at least some financial sense. Not quite too good to be true then.
     
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    I'm going to stay away from AMC and see if I can sneak into getting a ticket at the smaller movie chains.
     
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    I read this and LOL'ed very loudly. It's gonna be something tonight...I'll be trying to get tickets while I'm on the elliptical at the gym...
     
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  6. Colin Jacobson

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    I coulda sworn the email AMC sent out said tickets would go on sale at 10AM today!

    I guess I misread - it's 10PM instead?
     
  7. Jason_V

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    It should be following halftime of the game tonight. My very basic math tells me halftime should be 10:15ish tonight...7:15ish Pacific.

    Fandango has movie times posted, but they're all blocked out for purchase. The AMC app has nothing.
     
  8. TravisR

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    On their site, the AMCs in my area have the shows and times listed but it says "Available Soon". And yes, they go on sale after the trailer airs during half time.
     
  9. Colin Jacobson

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    I looked at the email - I just invented the time part of it, as AMC doesn't say a specific time. I assumed! :oops:
     
  10. Robert Crawford

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    Man, the nearest AMC theater to me with a Dolby Cinema theater is only showing it four times a day in that particular theater.
     
  11. Tino

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    My AMC app has the times but greyed out.
     
  12. Colin Jacobson

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    So much for "sales start at halftime"!

    I got an email from the Smithsonian saying tickets were now on sale, and I'm glad I did, as I wouldn't have even checked for availability until 10PM or so otherwise.

    Wanted the 1st IMAX showing on 12/19 and lots of seats already gobbled up. Got the end seat in the last row at the back of the room!

    Well, at least I can pee whenever I want without having to climb over people! :D
     
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    I got my tickets for four showings from three different theater chains without any issues whatsoever. I even got the seats I wanted too.
     
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    Some people are going to be pissed when they found out tickets were already on sale.
     
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    The queue system worked great for us.
     
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    This happened for all the other Star Wars saga films - supposed to be halftime but switch flopped earlier. It’s not right but I knew to be prepared for it at least.

    The truth is their system can’t handle having a rock solid onsale time like Ticketmaster events and I’m sure this must help them manage the load.
     
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    Got Star Wars tix through A-list for the whole family on Thursday, Dec. 19th, at 6pm in a regular theater. And then, just for myself, I have a second showing the next day in IMAX 3D, also through A-list.
     
  18. Colin Jacobson

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    Ooh - IMAX 3D! Lucky!

    Looks like neither of my local AMCs with IMAX screens have it 3D - at least not opening weekend.

    Oh crud - I'm wrong! It is IMAX 3D at one of them!

    I assumed it wouldn't be because the one I reserved is the one that more often has IMAX 3D, but oddly, it's 2D while the other is 3D.

    Canceled my 2D order and got 3D!
     
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    I didn't! Like I said, if I'd not seen the email from Smithsonian, I'd still be waiting.

    Doesn't look like a big deal, though - at least not for the show I ended up reserving. My original 2D IMAX was pretty close to sold out when I reserved a while back, but when I decided to try the 3D IMAX at a different location, that one's got lots of empty seats.

    Which is good, because I care about seat location more for 3D than 2D. Don't mind so much being aisle seat 2D but wanna be pretty centered for 3D!
     
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    Yeah, the AMC theaters closest to me with Dolby Cinema and IMAX are not showing it in 3-D at either of those theaters. I do have a reservation for one of those 2-D IMAX showings that I'll probably end up cancelling because I'm seeing it in 3-D IMAX at another theater chain that is much closer to me.
     
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