Going to the movies can be an expensive affair. The price of tickets for a start can be quite high, putting a night out at the movies out of the reach of some people. A new service, called Sinemia, has launched which is offering you the option to watch a movie a day at a cinema for $30 per month.
Sinemia, is similar in concept to US-based movie service MoviePass, which has made headlines of late with financial difficulties. The difference in price between the services – MoviePass is just $9.95 USD per month, while Sinemia is $30AUD per month – shows Sinemia has thought about long term sustainability says Sinemia CEO and founder Rifat Oguz. Oguz said:
We’ve spent four years testing and fine-tuning our unlimited tickets model and are confident this is the right price to sustainably offer such a plan.
From checking the Sinemia website, the company appears to have deals in place with a number of cinemas around Australia including Hoyts, Event Cinemas, Dendy and some smaller independent theatres around the country.
They’re not everywhere around Australia, but they are in a lot of places, so it’s definitely recommended you check out the locations before signing up.
While the flagship plan is obviously their $29.99 per month plan which lets you see a movie per day, there are other options.
There are plans split into ‘Classic’ and ‘Elite’ with Classic plans offering you a ticket to ‘Any Theater, No blackout days and Advance Ticket Option’, while Elite gets you ‘Every feature in Classic plan, including 3D and an experience in IMAX-4DX and more’.
Plans are available for single people, or families with monthly pricing for up to 6 people.
You can pay monthly, or yearly, though a month-to-month subscription will see you paying a one-off club membership initiation of $19.99 x the number of people in your plan (this is one for a single person obviously).
There’s an Android (and iOS) app which anyone can use to track movies you want to see, get movie news, see what movies are on. The app also caters for the Premium (read: Paid) experience which lets you buy tickets in advance before you get to the theatre.
If you’re a bit of a cinephile and want to get in on the action, you can check it out at the Sinemia website.