AMC Theatres have climbed into the ring with MoviePass, the subscription plan that lets you see a movie a day for $9.95 a month, and they've come out swinging. The new service, called AMC Stubs A-List, rolls out on June 26, and it will allow patrons to see three movies a week for $19.95 a month. Besides the price, the important distinction here is that it's only for AMC's theaters.
While those differences might make it immediately less appealing than the cheaper MoviePass, which allows movie-lovers to check out films at multiple chains, there are perks to the AMC Stubs A-List model. According to a press release from the chain, being a Stubs A-List member also entitles you to access to so-called "premium screenings" in different formats like IMAX, Dolby Cinema, and Real 3-D, which are typically off-limits to MoviePass subscribers. It also gives you access to the normal benefits of the pre-existing AMC Stubs Premiere program, including "no online ticketing fees" and "significant food and beverage savings."