This month marks the six month anniversary of when my partner and I thought that Odeon Limitless passes would be a great idea. The idea being we don’t seem to leave the house with any purpose other than to run the kids around or do the food shop, often enough so spending a monthly fee would force us out the door and keep us up to date with movies at the same time. I know. I can already hear you laughing at our naivety.
The first sign that this wasn’t going to be the magical experience that we thought it would be, was when, having signed up and given them our bank details 20 minutes earlier, we went to book tickets for the latest release only to find the limitless passes don’t let you see any of the good movies for the first 2 weeks after release. Brilliant. Oh well we went to see a (pretty crap) movie that hadn’t made the blockbuster list and consoled ourselves with the thought the at least we’d always know what we’d be up to 2 weeks after a big release.
The problem is that generally by the time a movie’s been out for 2 weeks we’ve lost interest in going to see it and the thought of trekking out to the cinema when we can just stay at home and watch Netflix is too much effort.
We keep telling ourselves that this week will be the week that we go out, whatever the weather and see a movie but the reality is that we very rarely have a night that doesn’t involve having kids with us and by the time we get one of those magical child free evenings, we’re usually too busy cleaning up from the mess they made and in preparation for them to mess it all up again when they get home.
Only 6 months to go until we’re free of the monthly payments and the guilt at not using them. Hopefully we won’t then be enticed to sign up to another annual scheme that will enrich our (non-existent) spare time.