Movie Ticket Subscription Service Sinemia Now Offers Family Plans

When you're a single person who really likes movies, Sinemia's offering is simple and easy way to save some cash on your habit. When you're part of a family of five, things get a little more complicated.

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This week Sinemia, a subscription movie ticket service, launched its Family Plan options for families of up to six, so your family (or your friends) can catch a flick at a deep discount every month without having to buy individual accounts for everyone.

With the plan, a single person can use Sinemia's app to buy tickets, or purchase them directly through the movie theatre's website or box office. You can also buy tickets 30 days in advance with the service, and subscribers can buy tickets the second they finish subscribing rather than waiting for a debit card to arrive in the mail.

One downside: All plans are billed annually, so you're going to have to commit up front to what you plan to watch for the year.

Here's the pricing, charged per month:

For two:

  • $8.99 - One movie day for two people per month (total two tickets per month).
  • $14.99 - Two movie days for two people per month (total four tickets per month).
  • $19.99 - Two movie days for two people per month (total four tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.
  • $29.99 - Three movie days for two people per month (total six tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.

For three:

  • $14.99 - One movie day for three people per month (three total tickets per month).
  • $24.99 - Two movie days for three people per month (six total tickets per month).
  • $29.99 - Two movie days for three people per month (six total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.
  • $44.99 - Three movie days for three people per month (nine total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.

For four:

  • $19.99 - One movie day for four people per month (four total tickets per month).
  • $34.99 - Two movie days for four people per month (eight total tickets per month).
  • $39.99 - Two movie days for four people per month (eight total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.
  • $59.99 - Three movie days for four people per month (12 total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.

For five:

  • $24.99 - One movie day for five people per month (five total tickets per month).
  • $44.99 - Two movie days for five people per month (10 total tickets per month).
  • $49.99 - Two movie days for five people per month (10 total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.
  • $74.99 - Three movie days for five people per month (15 total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.

For six:

  • $29.99 - One movie day for six people per month (six total tickets per month).
  • $54.99 - Two movie days for six people per month (12 total tickets per month).
  • $59.99 - Two movie days for six people per month (12 total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.
  • $89.99 - Three movie days for six people per month (18 total tickets per month), including 3D films and one IMAX experience.

Sinemia Family plans are offered in Australia, the US, Canada, Turkey and the UK.

The family plans join Sinemia's pretty affordable individual plans:

  • $4.99 - One ticket to any movie per month.
  • $6.99 - Two tickets to any movie per month.
  • $9.99 - Two tickets to any movie per month, including 3D films and one IMAX experience.
  • $14.99 - Three tickets to any movie per month, including 3D and one IMAX experience.

Comments

    I don't know if this is a scam or not. I sent them an email over a month ago asking whether their membership was sure to cover Australian cinemas like Village & Hoyts. I was concerned as their website is very US centric and not all Australian cinemas are listed. Also, the website & the app have different cinemas listed. They never replied. I sent a 2nd email, no reply. I sent an email to Village Cinemas Customer service asking if Sinemia was accepted there. They replied "Thank you for your email. Sinemia has no formal connection with Village Cinemas."

    I believe - probably naively - that it's mostly legit (I was ok with risking my money there - not sure whether I'd recommend it to anyone else at this stage), although very very poorly run.. I signed up for a 2 movie a month plan about a month an a half ago, and am still waiting on my physical card arriving. In the meantime they released an updated app that allowed "cardless" - so you get a one-off credit card number in the app to use. Major issues with the Android app, but they finally fixed it..
    The first time I could use the cardless function within the app, the transaction was declined on the Hoyts website (multiple times). Sinemia aid that it was probably that Hoyts had a problem with their payment processing (which I think was a load), and suggested that I try paying through paypal which I'm yet to try before going back to them again to request a refund.

    Despite having a support section on their site, that seems to be ignored. I only got a response by direct messaging @SinemiaApp on twitter.

    Whether it will work the next time I try, who knows.. In the app after you signup, it does list all the cinemas that are around me (Village, Hoyts, independent).

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