Regal Unlimited Review: Great option for Regal fans but trails AMC A-List in value, options

Regal Unlimited gives you truly unlimited movies with their new annual Regal Unlimited™ subscription.

For approximately $18-23 you can watch as many movies as you want, whenever you want. A Regal Unlimited subscription also gives you access to exclusive promotions with 10% off popcorn, hot dogs, food and drinks (excluding alcohol), you’ll also get a free large popcorn and large soft drink on your birthday.

As of the MoviePass-inspired program started, there are three membership levels, each with a price falling in between $18 to $23.50 per month (excluding tax). Sounds good? It is, but there’s a convenience fee of $0.50 added to every movie ticket you reserve through the app, and additional surcharges (of $1.50 to $3.00) apply to premium screenings like 4DX, IMAX, 3D and double features.

That said if you’re a concession person then you can easily recoup those fifty cents with Regal Unlimited perks that give members 10% off at the concession stand. There’s also no blackout dates and the aforementioned free popcorn and soda on your birthday.

Regal Unlimited requires you to download the free Regal App to participate.

Regal Unlimited Review: Great for Regal Fans

If you only live near Regal theatres and enjoy going to see movies, then Regal Unlimited is a great choice. If you watch 2-3 movies a month depending on how much movie tickets are in your area, you’ll easily get the value out of the program.

Regal Unlimited is a great start and a necessary move, but surprisingly doesn’t go all in like AMC’s subscription service: AMC Stubs A-List. With A-List, there are no annoying surcharges for watching a film IMAX, 3D or just plain old standard. Regal Unlimited clearly hasn’t learned from MoviePass’ failings — these little fees annoy users and will keep the program from thriving and gaining on their primary competitor AMC and AMC Stubs A-List.

Even though we haven’t used Regal Unlimited, we have enough experience with MoviePass, Sinemia, and AMC Stubs A-List to get a sense of the value, convenience and restrictions of these movie subscription programs. We’ll update this review when we have a chance to go through the program.