- Movie ticket subscription service Sinemia has announced a new price plan to compete with MoviePass.
- It ranges from $US4.99 a month for one 2D ticket to $US14.99 a month for three tickets to any movie, including 3D, 4D, or IMAX.
- And you can see the same movie as many times as you want with the service.
Watch out MoviePass, you have some serious competition.
Sinemia, a movie ticket subscription service that is prominent in other regions of the world, is looking to become the leader in the US by unveiling its cheapest plan ever.
On Friday, the company announced new pricing plans for is subscribers that start at $US4.99 a month.
Here are how the new plans break down:
- $US4.99 per month: One ticket to any 2D movie.
- $US6.99 per month: Two tickets to any 2D movie.
- $US9.99 per month: Two tickets to any movie, including 3D, 4D, and IMAX formats.
- $US14.99 per month: Three ticket to any movie, including 3D, 4D, and IMAX formats.
Like MoviePass, Sinemia is constantly coming up with different rates to attract new subscribers. In the past there’s been a $US9.99 per month price for a single ticket, and a $US18.99 per month couples plan that offered two tickets per month.
However, there are some major differences between Sinemia and MoviePass.
Sinemia offers premium tickets (3D, 4D, IMAX) in its plans. You don’t have to be at the theatre to use the service, and can order from anywhere you are through the app (even get a ticket up to 30 days ahead of time). And you can go back and see the same movie with the service.
MoviePass, which recently went back to its one-movie-per-day $US9.95 monthly plan, only allows its subscribers to see movies that are in 2D and changed its terms so you can only see a movie once. But with MoviePass, you could theoretically see 30 movies in theatres for about $US10 a month, so for heavy moviegoers it’s quite a different value proposition.
In February, Sinemia announced it would become available in the United States for the first time. For years, Sinemia has been available in other parts of the world like the United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, and Australia.
Currently, Sinemia is available at over 4,000 movie theatres throughout the US, according to the company.
Movie ticket subscription services outside of the US are very common, but with the attention MoviePass has received here in the States, with over 2 million subscribers since last summer when it dropped its monthly price down to $US9.95 (Sinemia declined to tell Business Insider the number of subscribers it has in the US or globally), this seems to be a burgeoning space in the movie-theatre industry.
Along with Sinemia, which has been in existence since 2014, and MoviePass, Cinemark recently launched Movie Club, which allows customers to buy one ticket a month at $US8.99 (unused tickets roll over to the following month).
Though a solid business model is still unclear, expect to see more companies jump in this space and try to figure it out.
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