The Gift That Keeps On Giving / by Andrea Schmid

Image courtesy of moviepass.com

Image courtesy of moviepass.com

It seems as though I blinked and the holiday season was upon us. With 90º weather on Thanksgiving and Target already pushing swimsuits as I walk in the door, it has been extremely hard to get into the holiday spirit. Despite the LA heat, I’ve been wearing sweaters and thought holiday shopping might help kickstart feeling festive. Black Friday and Small Business Saturday had disappointing results and although I populated a number of shopping carts on Cyber Monday, I couldn’t pull the trigger and risk an dissatisfying gift. 

In an attempt to clear my mind, I ventured off to the theater and see a heartening movie. As I opened my phone to check into my Movie Pass app I realized I was staring that the greatest gift I’ve ever received. 

In August of this year, I signed up for Movie Pass, an $9.99 subscription that allows you to see one movie per day all year round. For someone who frequents the theater, this opportunity was ideal. The minute my card arrived, I rushed off to catch a flick I’d been eyeing. I’ll admit that I see close to 5 movies a month no matter the review, but this card is a steal for any one. 

Ticket prices are constantly rising with the average cost of a ticket in the U.S. already at $8.85. In most metropolitan areas, like my home in LA or NYC, tickets can reach upwards of $18. Even if I only use the movie pass once, the card definitely saves me some cash. While the card only works at certain theaters, they are partnered with AMC, Regal Cinemas and more which end up encompassing 91% of theaters in the country. No matter where your loved one is located, this card can be used. 

Every time I pull out the card to check out and grab my ticket, I chuckle and joke to my friends that it's a gift that keeps on giving. I gifted this one to myself but I cannot wait to see the smiles on the many friends and family members receiving the subscription this year. Movie Pass offers three different gifting packages. Whether you gift a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription, I guarantee this will be the most unique holiday present your loved one receives!


Written and Edited by: Andrea Schmid, Marketing Manager