$5 Per Month for 1 Movie Ticket Per Month, $7 for 2 Tickets Per Month @ Sinemia

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Looks like they've just launched in Australia but not much info about it yet. Currently supported cinemas are severely lacking in all major cities at the moment, no idea if that's just because they haven't added more yet. Does anyone have any more info?

Edit: I bit the bullet and signed up. I'm hoping that it would be easy to cancel if they don't add more cinemas given that their whole motto is "Any cinema, any time".

Edit 2: There are a lot more participating cinemas in the app compared to those on the site. Almost all the major ones from what I can see, more info in the comments.

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    seems pretty sweet deal

  • +9 votes

    Lol

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  • +6 votes

    It has every cinema I go to. From what I've heard these kind of services are losing tonnes of money at the moment as they try to hook people, so might as well jump in.

    Only downside is being charged upfront for 12 months, I worry they won't even last that long. Or that it's not even legit, site looks incredibly dodgy.

  • +10 votes

    …Billed annually? Are they going to be in business in 12 months time?

  • +4 votes

    Are you able to book Vmax at Event Cinemas?

    • +1 vote

      I believe you can if you choose the Elite option instead of the classic $10 per month.

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    They don't even show the total at the end, just shown as "12 x $4.99'… seems a bit dodgy. Curious to hear from anyone that's tried it

  • +4 votes

    Wow they look INCREDIBLY amateur hour what on earth. I'd wait a few months to see if this pans out, it looks a bit iffy currently.

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    Well, at least I think is legit. They are a California company and they are currently operating in the US.

    Took me 2 seconds to find something about it on Google

    http://variety.com/2017/film/box-office/moviepass-movie-club...

    P.S.: does this mean that MoviePass is coming to AU????

    • +10 votes

      MoviePass is not even USA wide yet. I doubt it will ever get here. They are bleeding too much money. The way they are looking to make money is for people to buy these memberships and not use them like gym memberships. Unless they make people run on a treadmill while watching the movie I don't see this happening.

      • +3 votes

        Actually, the real money is made in selling personal data and said data being used to market other related products

        • +5 votes

          They are bit late on that front. Facebook hand it out like it's candy from one of Santas little helpers.

      • +7 votes

        "While Sinemia pays full price to movie theaters for every ticket purchased through its platform, Sinemia makes up for that via advertising deals with studios and restaurants. For example, when you open up the Sinemia app, the three movies you see featured at the top are paid for by studios wanting to promote their movies. As of right now, 85 percent of the company’s revenue comes from subscriptions with just 15 percent coming from advertising."

        • +1 vote

          Sinemia makes up for that via advertising deals with studios and restaurants.
          As of right now, 85 percent of the company’s revenue comes from subscriptions with just 15 percent coming from advertising

          15% advertising doesn't make up for full price tickets. That's like 75c on top of the $5 ticket and even if they are paying cheap tickets (say $12), they are losing more than double.

  •  

    …or anywhere you travel in the Australia /borat

  •  

    Limited listing in Adelaide. I'll wait and see if they add more theaters.

  • +12 votes

    Signed up in March, saw 2 movies last month without issues. Fantastic deal, makes me go to the movies again :)

    •  

      Did you have to get a debit/credit card? Guess if you did just put it in the draw after shredding it eh'

    • +2 votes

      Please tell us more about buying the tickets. Do you personally need to be present? Can the tickets be bought and then say given to someone else?

      • +1 vote

        You do not have to be at the theatre to buy your tickets. Once you select your show through the Sinemia app your Sinemia card will be ready to use. Use your card to buy tickets exactly how you use your debit card, from a site, app, box-office or kiosk.

        https://www.sinemia.com/

        Update: I will note that it seems they have a verification check-in system for when you reach the cinema — as for whether it's rigorously enforced or not, it doesn't seem the case according to that thread.

    •  

      Which cinema chain did you go to? How does the actual ticket booking process work?

  •  

    Can the same membership also be used in the US?

      •  

        That doesn't really say. I know they offer service in the US. What I can't find is if you can be an Australian member and watch movies in the US (or Canada or any other country), or if you're restricted to cinemas in your home country.

        I'm hoping it's like Netflix. I sent an email to their support, I'll update if I hear back.

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          I forgot to mention: I'm a member (awaiting delivery of the debit card)… and in the screen recording I'm tapping the "Get Ticket" button, so make of that what you will haha

  • +6 votes

    Melbourne iMAX is included. So tempted but don't want to commit to 12 months when I have no faith that they will be in business in 6months time.

  • +1 vote

    Would sign up if Event Cinemas was included. Only cinema near me

  •  

    Only one cinema in Perth :<

  •  

    It says "You can see 2 movies in a month (30 days) on 2 separate days". So if you want to watch movie with a partner, your partner needs to get a subscription as well.

    •  

      You can buy a double ticket subscription. Costs twice as much but both tickets are used on the same day. And it's you + 1 (although how they make sure it's you using it who knows)

      •  

        The 2 movie days for 2 deal makes more sense then for $13.99. You get the next 2 tickets for $2 each.

        • +1 vote

          true, but personally it's rare that I go to the cinema twice in a month, it'd be mostly wasted. I'm thinking for the 7-8 times a year I go it's still a bargain.

  • +2 votes

    Billed Annually kills the deal, I have no confidnece these guys will be around in 12 months.

    This is like buying a years subscription to Rapidshare or MegaUpload.

    • +6 votes

      FYI Mega still exists ;)

    • +1 vote

      Wonder if they accept American express. If something goes wrong, can refund through amex via a short phone call.

      •  

        Would this work say, 7 months after purchase though ? I thought there was a time limit of 3 or 6 months on credit card charge backs

        •  

          Amex direct cards don't have any limits that I'm aware off. I just went into my online account and checked a charge from 13 months ago and I could lodge a dispute online.

  •  

    No cinemas in Perth included, what a surprise.

  • +2 votes

    It does not inspire confidence when the text on the page states "Sinemia is available in every major theater throughout the United States."

    I'm sure it's a good deal though. Not many cinemas to choose from. None near me.

  •  

    anyone know if there's any hidden fees when booking the movie? seems to be through their site/app. Just wondering if there is any admin or booking fees

  • +6 votes

    I know people are concerned about the local cinema availability, but try to download the membership app (which is much better than the website) and see which locations appear – all of the cinemas local to me (VIC 3195) are there, even though it doesn’t appear on their website: https://cl.ly/rQix

    Sinemia app:
    iOS
    Android

  •  

    If anyone successfully uses this to see a movie let us know the process.

    Also it shows as $9.99 for two for me

    •  

      Swipe right where it says classic 1 movie ticket. The 9.99 is for two with vmax, 3d.

    • +1 vote

      Signed up last week on a similar deal and went to first movie last Saturday with no problems.

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