Around 3 years ago, I posted some thoughts on whether an ODEON Limitless membership was worth it. (Original post here!) At the time, I’d been a member for 3 months and now that I’ve realised I’ve been a member for 3 whole years, I figured now is as good a time as any for an update!
Now obviously there’s been cinema closures during the pandemic lockdowns and it was a relief to have not been charged whilst my local ODEON was closed. When it did reopen but new films were sparse, the monthly cost was £9.99. This has now been raised but strangely, and wonderfully might I add, it’s still a lower price than it was pre-pandemic with no obvious signs as to if and when it might rise again. I believe the cost is higher if you’re living in central London but for the rest of us, our monthly fee is now £12.99. At face value, I’d say that’s a great price!
Of course, the cost of a general ticket widely varies depending on what day of the week you’re visiting, what kind of seat you’re booking, etc. On saver days like Monday a ticket could cost you as little as £6.00 but if you’re watching one of the biggest releases of the year your ticket could cost upwards of £15.
The perks of the membership, except from being able to see what you want when you want is 10% off food and drink. I have to admit, the only time I’ve ever used this has been on really hot days when I’m desperate for a tango ice blast, because cinema food is expensive as hell!
I do wish membership came with more perks. The Cineworld membership certainly smashes ODEON on that point. But, if you’re going to see two or more movies a month, than it’s pretty silly not to become a member! Here’s what I’ve seen since spring/summer this year when cinemas reopened:
17th May 2021 – The Unholy
24th May 2021 – Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
29th May 2021 – Cruella
31st May 2021 – A Quiet Place Part II
10th June 2021 – Dream Horse
14th June 2021 – Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
18th June 2021 – In the Heights
24th June 2021 – Fast & Furious 9
8th July 2021 – Black Widow
16th July 2021 – Space Jam: A New Legacy
21st July 2021 – The Forever Purge
25th July 2021 – Old
27th July 2021 – The Last Letter From Your Lover
30th July 2021 – Jungle Cruise
3rd August 2021 – The Suicide Squad
11th August 2021 – Free Guy
17th August 2021 – The Courier
23rd August 2021 – Free Guy (Yep, I went twice)
26th August 2021 – Censor
30th August 2021 – Candyman
4th September 2021 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
13th September 2021 – Malignant
23rd September 2021 – The Many Saints of Newark
1st October 2021 – No Time To Die
9th October 2021 – The Addams Family 2
15th October 2021 – The Last Duel
18th October 2021 – Venom: Let There Be Carnage
20th October 2021 – Ron’s Gone Wrong
22nd October 2021 – Dear Evan Hansen
24th October 2021 – The French Dispatch
I don’t need to show you the math to get you to understand that for me, my ODEON Limitless membership is without a doubt worth it! I’d have missed so many of these movies if I had to pay for each individual ticket, and whilst in some cases I’d be doing myself a favour (here’s looking at you, Dear Evan Hansen), there would also be some great gems I’d have missed like Malignant and Censor.