Odeon Limitless Review

500 Days Of Film Reviews Odeon Limitless One Year On

Just over a year ago, Odeon released Limitless - its cinema membership card. According to the multiplex, for £17.99 (£19.99 for London-based cinemas) you can see all the films you want, as often as you like.

 

Now I am no maths whiz but, with a full price adult ticket ranging from £10-13, I figured I would only need to visit the cinema twice a month in order for Limitless to make sound financial sense. Plus, by paying for 12 months of membership upfront, I saved an extra 5%. 

 

As a result, I was one of the early adopters of Odeon Limitless. One year on, I decided to see if it was worth my investment.

 

My first step was to count the films that I have seen at an Odeon cinema as part of my Limitless membership. Turns out, I watched 75 movies (you can see all of the titles below). Not too shabby - although I think I can do better! In addition, I watched Rogue One and La La Land twice. That makes 77 screenings.


Films I've Watched Via Odeon Limitless

Logan

Patriots Day

The Founder

Moonlight

Hidden Figures

Loving

The Lego Batman Movie

T2 Trainspotting

Hacksaw Ridge

Jackie

Sing

Lion

La La Land (X2)

Manchester By The Sea 

Monster Trucks

Passengers

Rogue One (X2)

Sully

Moana

Allied

A United Kingdom

The Beatles (doc)

Fantastic Beasts...

A Streetcat Named Bob

Hail, Ceasar!

Nocturnal Animals

The Accountant

Arrival

The Light Between Oceans

Ouija: Origins Of Evil

Doctor Strange

Jack Reacher...

I, Daniel Blake

Storks

The Girl On The Train

Deepwater Horizon

The Magnificent 7

Bridget Jones's Baby

Our Kind Of Traitor

Kubo And The Two Strings

Hell Or High Water

Bad Moms

Swallows & Amazons

Pete's Dragon

The Shallows

Star Trek Beyond

Finding Dory

The BFG

Jason Bourne

Ghostbusters

Absolutely Fabulous

Independence Day (R)

The Secret Life Of Pets

The Conjuring 2

The Nice Guys

Love & Friendship

Me Before You

Money Monster

Alice (Looking Glass)

Florence Foster Jenkins

Everybody Wants Some

Captain America: Civil War

Eye In The Sky

Green Room

The Jungle Book

Kung Fu Panda 3

Demolition

Midnight Special

10 Cloverfield Lane

Zootropolis

High Rise

Bridge Of Spies

Disorder 



Sadly, I haven’t kept my tickets for all of these movies and, as a result, am not exactly sure how much I paid for each screening. However, if I err on the cheaper side and say that each ticket cost £10, the total comes to a rather shocking £770. 

 

However, I watched ten of these films as part of Odeon’s Screen/Scream Unseen screenings. Tickets for these movies cost only £5, taking my total to £720. In addition,  I watched three of my films via Odeon's Silver Screen, which cost £3 per ticket (including a tea or coffee and a biscuit!). This reduces my total to £711.

 

I paid £205 for my Odeon Limitless membership. Based on a conservative estimate I have, therefore, saved over £506. Certainly makes renewal a no-brainer!

Fancy Joining Odeon Limitless?

If my Odeon Limitless review has tempted you to join, here is what you need to know.

 

You need to be 16 to sign up and the membership only entitles you to watch standard 2D films. IMAX and Odeon Event Cinema screenings are not included and you also have to pay a supplement to watch 3D films (an extra £2) and sit in Premier seats (an extra £1). In addition, some cinemas (mainly in London) are not included.  

 

Another rather irritating limitation with Limitless is that you can only book up to two films in advance. This has proved problematic for me during awards season when there are just so many movies to watch.

 

In addition, I wouldn’t recommend Limitless for its discounts off food and drink. They are few and far between and are never really that great.

 

The biggest issue with Odeon Limitless concerns online booking. You can only use one Limitless membership per booking. So, for example, if you and your cinema buddy each have a Limitless card you would have to log in, book one seat on one membership, log out (remembering your seat number), log in again as your cinema buddy and book the next ticket. It is a nightmare.

 

However, I have heard that this is an issue that Odeon is working on - hopefully a solution will emerge soon.

 

Despute these niggles, I would highly recommend Odeon Limitless - particularly if visit the cinema around 24 times per year. I have absolutely loved being a member. On top of the cost saving, the membership gives you the freedom to watch films outside your comfort zone. You can take risks and, if you fall in love with a particular movie, you can go and see it again!

Random Observations

Have you joined Odeon Limitless? If you have, what do you think of this cinema membership? Would you recommend it to others?

 

If you have any questions about Limitless, just leave them in the section below and I will do my very best to help!

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Dave fairhurst (Tuesday, 04 April 2017 19:01)

    My limitless has just expired as well. I too got the £205 up front option and managed to catch 95 movies with just a couple of double watches for rogue 1 and arrival. Terrific value although I go earlier in the day (off peak) so it's an average £7 - £8 a ticket saved. I'm leaving it until after easter to renew as too many children's films on until then and I'm hoping odeon will try to tempt me back with an offer.

  • #2

    Jane (Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:15)

    Hi Dave, thanks for stopping by. You did really well with your Limitless! With stats like ours, do you think they will allow us to renew? ;)