Sinemia looking to fill MoviePass void with unlimited movies for $30

September 17, 2018

Sinemia looking to fill MoviePass void with unlimited movies for $30

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- MoviePass competitor Sinemia is trying to do what its rival ultimately couldn’t: offer unlimited movies at a sustainable price.

The subscription service’s newest offering is similar to the popular, since discontinued movie-a-day (2D only) plan that sparked MoviePass’ rapid growth. The biggest difference is the price. At $29.99 a month, Sinemia’s plan is $20 more than MoviePass’ unlimited plan was. Unlike MoviePass, however, Sinemia customers are billed annually, so prepare to shell out $360 at sign-up.

“While most of our plans are focused on the modern moviegoer who sees one, two, or three movies each month, we want to serve every type of movie lover and that includes frequent moviegoers looking for an unlimited tickets option,” Sinemia CEO Rifat Oguz said in a release. “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.”

Financial troubles forced MoviePass recently to tweak its unlimited plan. While the $9.95 monthly fee remains the same, subscribers can now only see 3 movies a month, choosing from a rotating list of films that changes daily and often excludes the most popular films on the busiest days.

Sinemia also offers a three tickets a month plan for $9.99 billed annually or monthly for an additional $19.95 initiation fee.

The two rivals, however, aren’t the only options for die-hard movie fans. Theater chains AMC and Cinemark also offer their own movie subscription plans. AMC’s Stubs A-List includes three movies for $19.99 a month with 3D and IMAX films included. Cinemark’s Movie Club gets you one ticket (which rolls over if you don’t use it) and discounts on concessions and additional for $8.99 a month.

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