We compared MoviePass' revised service against AMC's monthly subscription plan, and there's a clear winner

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  • MoviePass and AMC’s Stubs A-List are two of the most popular movie ticket subscription services in the country.
  • Breaking down each service, it’s clear who the winner is.

On Monday, MoviePass announced another change to its service, as it will now only offer three movies per month for $US9.95.

While MoviePass continues to work out the best path to profitability, AMC Theatres rival subscription service, AMC Stubs A-List, a $US20-a-month service that lets you see three movies per week, is doing better than expected, according to the company. AMC reported last month that it had over 170,000 subscribers in its first five weeks, beating its projection.

AMC’s service may be double what MoviePass is, but you get more perks like being able to see IMAX and Real 3D movies, and see the same movie multiple times. MoviePass now only allows three movies per month, instead of one every day per month, but you can still use the app at almost any theatre in the US (not just AMC theatres).

Conflicted?

Here’s the tale of the tape:

Amc versus moviepass monthly plansSamantha Lee/Business Insider

With the latest tweak by MoviePass, the winner now is clear: AMC.

AMC is the largest theatre chain in the world, and if for some reason one isn’t in your neighbourhood, it’s likely you won’t have to go far to find one. Now with MoviePass only allowing three movies per month (after that MoviePass will offer discounts of $US2 to $US5 a ticket if you book through the MoviePass app), the perks AMC offers with its service, especially being able to see the same movie more than once, makes it the more worthy choice.

However, if you are someone who doesn’t care about seeing movies in IMAX and only occasionally goes to the movies each month (like one or two times), MoviePass is the smarter choice.

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