I’ve been a member of ODEON’s Limitless for just over 3 months now, so I thought now was as good a time as any to look back at how much use I’ve gotten out of it, and see just how good value it is! If you haven’t heard of it yet, you pay £17.99 per month and in return, you get to see as many movies as you like, whenever you like. 3D and IMAX cost a little extra, but you do get 10% off all food and drink in the cinema.
I’ve been tempted by the offer for a long time, as before we became parents my husband and I would go to the cinema at least 3 times a month. Thing is, we always went with a 2-4-1 deal so having 2 memberships just wasn’t worth it. Of course, our little bundle of joy put a stop to date nights, but after a while, I realised that didn’t need to stop me from going on solo trips, and so I took the plunge!
The first time I went to the cinema alone was super weird, it was a busy screen on a Saturday night, in fact, it was Hereditary (2018) so I was terrified for multiple reasons! Once I realised that absolutely no one was bothered by the fact I was alone, it changed my mindset completely and I’ve never thought twice about it since.
So, these are the movies I’ve seen so far using my membership:
Hereditary – 23rd June 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado – 1st July 2018
Tag – 8th July 2018
Skyscraper – 15th July 2018
Incredibles 2 – 21st July 2018
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – 26th July 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Secret Screening) – 30th July 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – 2nd August 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp – 9th August 2018
The Meg – 13th August 2018
Christopher Robin – 21st August 2018
American Animals (Secret Screening) – 28th August 2018
Searching – 6th September 2018
BlacKkKlansman – 9th September 2018
The Predator – 13th September 2018
A Simple Favor – 21st September 2018
As you can see, I’ve fallen behind on reviews. Turns out just when you think your baby sleeps through the night they like to pull the rug out from under you – and I didn’t want to subject anyone to blog posts that made zero sense.
Anyway, that’s 16 movies in 3 months! What I love the most is that some of these are movies I probably would have missed and possibly never even seen, but as I really want to make my monthly fee worthwhile, I’ve gone to see things I perhaps normally wouldn’t, and actually ended up loving them.
I’m not going to lie, ODEON’s offering is weak compared to Cineworld’s Unlimited card, but I don’t live close enough to one to make it worth it. What will be really interesting is if other chains like Vue and Showcase join in and start some proper competition.
That said, I love being a Limitless card holder. It’s made me really appreciate having a couple of hours to myself to escape the house and immerse myself into a movie without having to think about work, milk bottles and nappy changes.