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The Best Ways to Watch Avengers: Endgame Multiple Times for Cheap
- Avengers: Endgame Release Date: April 26th, 2019
- Tickets Available for Presale: April 2nd, 2019
- Runtime: 182 minutes
- Directed By: Joe and Anthony Russo
- Starring: Basically everyone
UPDATE: A previous version of this article cited Sinmeia as a potentially cheaper way to see Avengers: Endgame. As of Thursday, April 25th, Sinemia shut down its ticketing subscription service in the U.S.
In a letter to customers, the company cited a lack of capital in the face of increased operational and legal costs. Still, there are plenty of other cheap ways to see Avengers: Endgame.
Eleven years after its inception, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to unleash the final installment of the Infinity Saga — Avengers: Endgame. After 22 films, tons of questions plague fans of the Avengers franchise going into this epic Marvel blockbuster.
Will those lost during the snap come back? What's going on with Hawkeye's sick new haircut? When can we finally buy tickets?
Naturally, we won't have all the answers until the film releases on April 26th. And even then we'll likely need to watch the movie a few times to catch all the details and Easter Eggs.
But with movie ticket prices going up every year, watching a blockbuster in theaters multiple times can really add up. So, in an effort to satisfy your need for repeated viewings while still maintaining your budget, we're here to show you the cheapest ways to watch Avengers: Endgame.
When Do Tickets for Avengers: Endgame Go on Sale?
However, while the film is already setting pre-sale records, some ticket sites have been having difficulty with the massive traffic caused by Marvel fans.
We had to wait for over an hour to purchase tickets from Fandango (apparently we weren't the only ones), and the AMC website redirected us to an error page when we tried to buy. The Cinemark page wouldn't load at all.
The earliest showtimes will be at 6 p.m. on April 25th, to accommodate the three-hour runtime. Tickets are likely to sell out extremely quickly given the website-crashing levels of interest, so make sure you're armed with a solid game plan to pick yours up for less.
As of publishing time, most of the big movie ticketing websites are still down. However, you can still try your luck (you never know), or just wait for the initial rush to die down before you buy your tickets.
Ticket Subscription Services are the Best Value
AMC Stubs A-List
When it comes to repeat viewings, you really can't beat the value of a ticket subscription service.
Depending on the availability of AMC locations near you, AMC Stubs A-list provides the best consistent value. For between $19.95 and $23.95 a month (depending on the state), Stubs A-list allows subscribers to see three movies a week in any format (including 3D and IMAX).
There are no blackout dates, and you can watch the same movie as many times as you like.
Unlike ticket subscription services like MoviePass or Sinemia, AMC isn't really a gamble. The program is run by the theater, so there's no reasonable possibility of it suddenly vanishing. Plus, watching three IMAX movies for around $20 is a fantastic value in most parts of the country.
While MoviePass resurrected its unlimited viewing plan in March 2019 for as low as $9.95 a month, it only allows for 2D showings, which is a dealbreaker for some Marvel fans. It also still reserves the right to restrict access to certain movies.
Ultimately, given the company's history of unreliability, along with its mercurial terms and condition changes, MoviePass may not be the most comfortable option for some people.
Enjoy Matinees for Lower Prices
Many theaters offer discounts on matinee shows. If you plan on seeing Avengers: Endgame multiple times in a day, this can be a particularly great way to save money.
Cinemark, for instance, has an Early Bird special for the first show of the day (as long as it's before 1 p.m.). While the specifics vary by theater, we've seen tickets discounted by as much as 33 percent.
The discount applies to every movie, seven days a week, but unfortunately excludes some specialty formats like IMAX.
The promo usually only applies to 2D films, but it's definitely one of the cheaper ways to see Avengers: Endgame.
Check with your favorite local theater to see if it offers matinee rates or other special promotions.
Best One-Time Movie Ticket Discounts
The companies also provide discounts for specific theaters, along with some that are targeted towards specific customers (like those insured by State Farm), so be sure to take a look at everything and see if you can stack up some value.
Costco Offers Movie Ticket Gift Cards
Costco members can enjoy a variety of ways to pick up movie tickets for less. You can purchase a four-pack of AMC tickets starting at $35.99, or buy four $25 Atom Tickets gift cards for $74.99.
There are a bunch of different ways to save depending on what you need, but all of them represent a significant discount on standard movie fares.
This option is especially useful for families or large groups, but it definitely holds value for individuals who may want to see the same film multiple times.
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