My brother has been telling me about MoviePass for months now, but I had other things on my mind. I couldn’t ignore this amazing offer any longer. It’s all over the press.
You can read all about it in Business Insider. They did a great job describing “Everything you ever wanted to know about MoviePass.”
MoviePass has been around since 2011. Where have I been? Eliot did you know about this service? He may be reading about this service here for the first time. More and more folks are paying attention to MoviePass because it just became more affordable. It used to be $50 a month. Now at $9.95 a month, it’s becoming super popular.
When people first hear about MoviePass, they can’t believe it. It’s truly a subscription service. Once you sign up at MoviePass.com, you get a debit card which has the full cost of the ticket. It seems to be too good to be true.
If you download the MoviePass app, you can see all of the participating theaters. Word has it that more than 90 per cent of the theaters in your neighborhood will be on the list. Have fun!
Every time I go to the movies, I wonder why I don’t go more often. A lot of people our age, 50-plus, feel Hollywood is not gearing movies for us. That may be true. But every time I go to the movie theater, I see at least two flicks that appeal to me in the coming attractions.
Friday we saw Blue Jasmine and The Attack. It was quite a double feature. We loved both. By the time we got home, we were totally wiped out from the powerful character studies. During the coming attractions, I spotted another one coming up. Keri Russell will be starring in Austenland, a romantic comedy about a young gal who is obsessed with Jane Austen.
Then I got deluged with movies that appeal to a more mature crowd. I started using Flixster, a movie app that quickly tells me what is playing in my neighborhood (no matter where I am) and what’s in the art houses. Flixster allows me to tag favorites, plus it shows movie trailers, what movies are coming up, and what titles others are watching.
One fast look at Flixster and I already spotted Still Mine, a movie in the Paris Theater across from the Plaza Hotel, about a couple in their twilight years. Then there is Fill the Void and The Way, Way Back. These are all for us.
Yes, there will be dry spells at the theater, but at least Flixster keeps us updated all the time.