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: 5
  • #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? ;)

  • #3

    James Jones (Thursday, 22 November 2018 21:15)

    This looks great and will be joining soon after lots of research on the best deals i have seen some tempting offers which may prompt some one to dive in.

    Black Friday the 23rd may offer a £30 Amazon voucher still to be confirmed

    If you work for a selected group of employees check your additional perkz if its gateway or perkz they offer the deal for £144 now that works out at £3 per week this is the one i will be signing up for.

  • #4

    Jane (Friday, 12 April 2019 21:37)

    Yes I agree to savings however what an absolute NIGHTMARE if there are two of you.

    Cannot book two online on the same log in. This means we have to sit together in tandem and book at the same time to get seats together. Really risky with major premiers like Avengers.

    You have to queue up with everyone else to get your tickets you have booked online. You cannot use the machines!!!

    Odeon sort this rubbish out.

  • #5

    Aman (Saturday, 12 September 2020 12:22)

    If there was a minus option, I'd put minus.

    I went to TCR Odeon cinema, tried to print off the ticket but the machine had no paper and the team then wrote out the ticket on a piece of paper. I bought a large nachos using my odeon limitless membership discount. I entered the screen and the movie was not running as there were technical and sound issues. We waited for 30 minutes and then the staff asked us to leave as they couldn't fix it and cancelled the show. The assistant manager Lauryn refunded tickets, food and gave movie vouchers to everyone, when my turn came since I was a limitless member, she couldn't refund me the ticket and instead gave me a movie voucher, although every customer got a refund on full price of the ticket and food plus a movie voucher on top which is quite frankly very unfair for a premium customer as we limitless members are made to feel, we commit and stay loyal and yet I felt I was treated less and made feel for for asking another movie voucher to bring along a friend if she couldn't refund the ticket and she couldn't even refund my food due to some technical card machine issues. I asked her if I can get a food voucher or cash refund of the food instead to which Lauryn said she's cannot and not allowed to refund either of the ways and simply said to me to take the other movie voucher to which I said to her that I have paid 5.85 for my food and want same or equal value in voucher back, what good is a movie voucher when I can get free unlimited movies and only have to pay slightly extra for Imax or premium seating. To this Lauryn said this is the best she could do either take it or leave it. This made me feel very uncomfortable in front of the staff and other people around me. She was literally forcing down movie vouchers and it my right to be treated with respect. I was demanding a refund or equal value in return to which Lauryn addressed in a nasty way saying, 'why customers like me always demand or ask for more!' to this I felt very hurt. I felt raciallypprofiled that time. I made no scene and no drama and I walked away without forcing a refund. You can check the cctv footage as well and ask the staff too. I get it maybe she was having a bad day maybe because of the pressure and technical problems she was facing but I don't think stomping a customer is the answer, maybe I was the nice guy and easy target to which she could lash out on. Anyways, I just want to say that I'm extremely hurt and would probably not renew my membership and probably try a different cinema and entertainment experience provider for a change. 5.85 is not a big money to me but what I value more is respect and integrity, there's no way you can buy out those by handing over free cinema ticket vouchers and expect a customer to do as told. Even when I raised the complain to the customerservice team, they were even worse they don't even listen or tried to resolve the issue instead simply told me off and not took my complain seriously to which I felt that maybe it because my name gave the impression that they can treat me differently than others. Extremely unhappy!