**UPDATE 8/2018: I have sadly cancelled my Movie Pass after the recent updates. I no longer recommend purchasing it at this time based on a specific incident that you can read about here.**
Actors, we love watching movies, and most of us are on that #ActorBudget anyway, so why not save yourself some moola?
I'm obsessed with MoviePass, and I'm not an affiliate.
They do have an affiliate application, but I'm a walking billboard for them regardless.
It's now cheaper for me to see movies in the theatre than it is for me to rent them, depending on how many I watch in a month.
I, too, was skeptical of the idea at first, so I had my husband do a test run for a month to make sure nothing was sketchy.
Then I ordered mine and understood the magic--I can go to the movies whenever the heck I want to and never pay more than $9.95 for the month.
Ok let me clarify that you can only see one movie per day, but that's good enough for me.
Before MoviePass, we were relegated to only attending movies for weekend matinee showings based on our monthly budget (i.e. Saturday or Sunday afternoons).
Now we can go at 7:00pm on a Thursday if the mood strikes. Speaking of which...
OPENING NIGHT VIEWINGS
Do you hate a packed out movie theatre?
Do you want to see your favorite movies on opening night without a large crowd or buying a ticket that costs an arm and a leg?
I have consistently gone to the Thursday night soft openings of major movies such as Avengers: Infinity War without paying an extra cent, and I had elbow room!
I do want to note that 3D viewings are not supported by MoviePass, but I hate watching 3D movies anyway because they give me a headache.
Besides, a majority of movies are 2D.
If you're lucky enough to have a theatre in town that does specialty viewings of independent films, you can use your MoviePass for those as well.
I saw Lady Bird and I, Tonya on two consecutive days, and each of those tickets was more than my monthly MoviePass fee. Score!
Actually, I saw four movies four days in a row that week, and never paid extra.
MOVIEPASS & TAXES
I'm not a tax pro, so be sure to double check what I'm about to tell you.
Actors are supposedly allowed to write-off the price of movie tickets since we need to watch movies as "industry research" for our jobs.
That means you not only get a sweet deal at $9.95/mo, you can also write-off that $9.95 if you're getting paid for your acting!
I told you--magical.
Remember, you can cancel your monthly subscription at anytime via the app, but last I read, there's a six month waiting period to resubscribe.
There have been some complaints lodged against MoviePass about restricting certain movies, but I personally have not had this problem so far.
Do your own research, make sure theatres in your area are supported, and always double check your movie time in the app before you leave, but if all of the above sounds good to you, then I say go for it.
Be sure to check out the MoviePass FAQ's to get all of your top question answered.
You can also post in the comments to ask me your questions directly.
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