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

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

  1. Patrick Sun

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    No, but I don't really have time to max out the 12 movies/month these days, so as long as I get in about 4 movies/month, I'm happy with A-List, especially since I get to see most movies in Dolby Cinema or IMAX with A-List.
     
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  2. Colin Jacobson

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    Yeah. Basically 2 movies/month pays for it around here, especially if I go "premium".

    Granted, my pre-A-List movie-going got me more than 2 movies for $22, as I'd favor weekend matinees and $5 Tuesday.

    Since 4 movies/month makes the cost $5.50, though, I'm paying about the same as I used to, and I have much greater flexibility, as I can see 3D/IMAX/DC for that price, and I can go whenever I want rather than worrying about bargain shows...
     
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    "We're losing less!"
     
  6. Colin Jacobson

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    Side note to this discussion: saw "Doctor Sleep" IMAX AMC and the film came with only 9 minutes of trailers!

    I'm used to a good 20 minutes at AMC.

    I assume it's because the movie's 2.5 hours, so I won't get used to it, but it was still nice to get a film with a reasonable allotment of trailers and not the usual endurance test!
     
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    That's good to know, as I have chosen this as an A-list film for Tuesday, and I'm often late getting out my door and rely on that 20 minute cushion of previews (which basically I have no interest in seeing) to avoid missing the start of the movie.
     
  8. Colin Jacobson

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    Saw Dolby Cinema "Midway" yesterday and "FvF" today, both of which are about 2.5 hours.

    Didn't time the trailers, but they seemed less lengthy than usual - maybe 12-15 minutes?

    Of course, we still have to sit through Dolby telling us how awesome Dolby is. We already bought the tickets - why indoctrinate us? :D
     
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    When I saw Doctor Sleep in AMC IMAX at a multiplex (with a Dolby Cinema) this past Wednesday night there were 8 trailers.

    Like a Boss
    Antlers
    The Invisible Man
    Knives Out
    Birds of Prey
    Jumanji: The Next Level
    Dark Waters
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


    Posted showtime was 7pm and the feature started sometime around 7:25pm.
     
  10. Colin Jacobson

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    Interesting. Guess there's some leeway at different locations, since my showing was AMC IMAX and like I said, we got 9 minutes of trailers!
     
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    My A-lister today was The Good Liar. "B-"
     
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    On Wednesday, I made my 130 mile round trip to my nearest AMC Dolby Cinema theater with my two A-List choices were Ford vs. Ferrari and Charlie's Angels, both playing in the same Dolby Cinema theater.
     
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    Something tells me one of those was better than the other...
     
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    Yeah, ya think?;)
     
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    My A-list movie today was A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Tom Hanks does a good job, but it's not quite what I expected, being as much about the journalist as it is about Fred Rogers. Still, I really liked it, because I guess I needed a thoughtful pick-me-up like this movie. "A-"
     
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    My A-list movie today was the tough crime drama 21 Bridges. Imho the star power of Chadwick Boseman lifts this B-cop thriller to a "B+".
     
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    A-List report for October 29 - November 28, 2019

    I saw 13 movies via A-List last month. My 34-state A-List costs $21 with tax, and the movies would have collectively cost $113 at the box office, so I saved $92 this month.

    Of the 13 films, two were in IMAX and one in 3D, a nice bonus. Here's the list:


    10.31.19: countdown
    11.1.19: terminator dark fate (IMAX)
    11.4.19: motherless brooklyn
    11.7.19: harriet tubman (i)
    11.10.19: jojo rabbit (i)
    11.11.19: western stars
    11.14.19: last christmas
    11.15.19: ford vs ferrari (IMAX)
    11.18.19: charlie's angels 2019
    11.21.19: parasite (i)
    11.22.19: frozen 2 (3D)
    11.25.19: 21 bridges (i)
    11.26.19: frankie (i)

    Lifetime totals:

    Movies seen via A-List since July 29, 2018 ........ 203

    Cost if I bought tickets at box office ................... $1721

    A-List cost ............................................................... $336

    Cumulative lifetime savings ............................ $1385
     
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  18. Colin Jacobson

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    The $20-whatever we pay each month for A-List counts toward rewards points, right?
     
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    That is correct. So every 2.5 months, you earn a $5 Stubs Reward just from your monthly A-List fee alone.

    But I also book my A-List through Fandango, and with Fandango, you get a $5 reward good towards streaming movies or actual movie tickets every four movies you book. Since I see twelve A-List movies a month, I earn 3 of those every month! So what I do is let my wife use my Stubs Rewards to buy popcorn and candy and stuff, LOL.

    Really, if you are on A-List, you should book via Fandango. It is a seamless process, the only thing it can't do so far is the new "entourage" group booking, but if that's not an issue for you, it's a no-brainer to use Fandango.
     
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    I'm giving up my A-List next year as I don't use it enough to justify the cost. My local AMC theater sucks when it comes to seating and I hate watching movies there as it's just too uncomfortable. The next nearest AMC theater is 65 miles away.
     

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