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[Sinemia] Sinemia promo for 2 tickets from $9.99 mth, including premium showings (similar to MoviePass)

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Sinemia promo for 2 tickets from $9.99 mth, including premium showings (similar to MoviePass)

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Price:
$9.99/mth
Retailer:
Sinemia
MoviePass isn't in Canada yet. This is the best we've got and pretty good right now.

Looks like an Oscar promo so not sure how long it will last but basically:

- $9.99/mth billed annually for 2 movie tickets
- $10.99/mth billed monthly for 2 movie tickets
- $14.99/mth billed annually for 3 movie tickets
- $15.99/mth billed monthly for 3 movie tickets

There's a Sinemia for Two plan that's basically the double of the above meant for those that go to the theatre with someone, but at $1 less per price point so $18.99/mth billed annually for 2 x 2 movie tickets for example.

Here's how they describe it:
Get your free 2D or 3D tickets in any theater, at any movie and benefit from features like reserved seating, the IMAX-4DX-XD-ScreenX-DBox experience, private screening and more for one low monthly fee.
Sinemia looks like a US company that's been around since 2014, just launched in Canada. Already live UK, Turkey, and US from what I can gather.

I signed up for the $10.99/mth plan... will give it a shot!

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Last edited by MrDisco on Jul 5th, 2018 12:23 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Thread Summary
Update: As of September 2018, there is a $1.99 processing fee for purchasing advanced tickets with the Sinemia app. At minimum, this fee notice shows for users buying tickets on app version 3.3.0 and above.

FAQ:

https://help.sinemia.com/category/usage

Derek wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 12:01 am
Okay... some more info including a step-by-step guide with lots of pictures:

Review: https://medium.com/justbutterit/sinemia ... a93d461540
Step-by-Step Guide: https://medium.com/justbutterit/how-to- ... 5397e32644


Advance Booking:
1) Go to Cineplex.com (or the website for a non-Cineplex theater), select the movie that you want to purchase an advance ticket for, note down the cinema's name, the movie showtime and date, and the type of tickets you'd like to purchase.
2) In the Sinemia app, click on 'Advance Showtimes' and select your movie, showtime and the type of showing (2D/3D/IMAX/etc). Click "Confirm" and you will get a confirmation message, note down the ZIP code here. You now have 2 hours to purchase your movie tickets. If you do not purchase tickets within this time frame, it will not count as a ticket having been used against your monthly allowance. When you buy an advance ticket, you cannot buy another advance ticket until the selected showing has passed. Tickets can be purchased using the Cineplex website or app, or at the theater location either at the kiosk or through the counter.
3) If using the website or app, then when you come to payment, choose Mastercard as the payment method and put in the Sinemia card information. Use the ZIP Code provided in Step 2 as the Zip Code here. You can put your own name. After you put in the card info, a security widget in Turkish will pop up. You will be asked to put in a PIN. This will be texted to you (the message will be in Turkish but it will have a six-digit number where it says “secure safreniz: xxxxxx” which is the PIN). This is why it's important to have your phone number correct in your Sinemia account. Enter the PIN into the "password" box and press "devam" which means continue. It should go through.
4) If using the kiosk/counter, select the film and showtime you selected in the Sinemia app and use the Sinemia card when you are asked to pay.
5) You must be at the theater with your phone (the one the Sinemia app is installed on with your Location settings enabled) within 30 mins of your showtime. This is for the Sinemia people to confirm you are the one using the ticket. Open the Sinemia app and click the yellow 'check in' button.
6) You may be asked to provide a photo of the ticket through the app after your purchase. Some of these steps may not show up for you, don't worry about it. It seems to be asking randomly.

Regular Booking:
You don't need to use the 'advance booking' option in the app. However, you will need to check-in at the theater with the Sinemia app BEFORE you purchase the ticket. You just purchase movie tickets from the counter/kiosk and use the Sinemia card to pay instead of your own. The rest of the steps are the same. Remember that you have to go past the screen/message telling you to swipe your card before you actually swipe your card in the machine.

General Tips:
-You can watch one movie per day. For example, you cannot use both your tickets on one day if you're on a 2 movie/month plan to bring your friend with you.
-Your tickets can be used for a 2D or 3D movie on any day. One of your tickets can be used for any of the following once every 30 days : IMAX 2D, IMAX 3D, XD, Dolby Atmos, ScreenX, Dbox, or 4DX. The 30 days are independent of the 30 day cycle of your plan, so if your 2 movie a month plan starts on March 15th and you watch an IMAX movie on March 30th, you won't get to watch your next IMAX movie until April 30th, even though your non-premium movie quota renews on April 15th.
-it's $10 to replace your lost Sinemia card.
-Unused movie credits do not roll over.
-You can only install the application on ONE phone/device at a time and are able to switch that phone/device 3 times (one after the other), over the lifetime of your subscription.
-You are eligible for SCENE points in using Sinemia. Just add your card in/scan it when purchasing the tickets through the website/on location.
- After you sign up, it will take 1-2 weeks to get the physical card in the mail/activate, if you want to use the membership immediately, you have to pay a one-time fee of $9.99 for instant activation.

Extension and Renewal:
-On the website, under your account settings, you can click the Extend option to add more months to your subscription at the current price you're paying. If the oscars promo box is checked, the price might be higher than what you originally paid when the "oscars" promo was cheaper. Try unclicking it and typing in "oscars" again. The proper discount should show up.
-If you are on a month to month plan, your next monthly payment will at the same rate as your previous one (i.e. at the discounted fare). However, if you cancel, then you may lose the promo rate when you reactivate. Sinemia sends a 24 hour notice before the renewal date in case of a price increase. Previously, this has happened at the 6 month mark. At that point, you can choose to cancel your membership and sign up again with a promo rate. One way to avoid this is to extend your membership in advance or switch to an annual plan.
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Movie pass is suing sinemia for patent infringement.

Sinemia seems be more sustainable, they limit to how many movies you can watch while movie pass doesn't.

Moviepass probably pays a huge amount of money for big box Office movies, they bleeding money in that aspect.
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here, there, and eve…
I am in BC, and for theatres it shows Williams Lake and Burns Lake, go to look at Calgary and Edmonton and it sends me to Turkey
Let's go Canucks
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Do we know if the Oscars promo price will continue or just first month type of thing?
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FAQ says premium movies are only one per month. I assume that's doubled under "Sinema for two" plan
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+1 to OP for the new about this

But according to the Sinema website there are few participating theatres in Canada.
Can't wait for Movie pass to get here. Or at least a wider rollout for something like Sinema.
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Thanks OP. Seems like there a decent amount of options in the GTA.
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So when I try to pay with Google Pay, it wants to charge the same value but in USD. Be careful.
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If anyone can confirm this their app is not able to locate me and show available theaters

Please if anyone else can try and update here.....
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So just so that I understand the pricing right:

if I choose to pay all 12 months at once, it's $14.99/month?

but if I choose to pay monthly, it's $15.99/month?

Really loving this
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blackston3 wrote:
Feb 25th, 2018 9:17 am
So just so that I understand the pricing right:

if I choose to pay all 12 months at once, it's $14.99/month?

but if I choose to pay monthly, it's $15.99/month?

Really loving this
So i am thinking will this promo price stay even if we pay monthly?
Will it be 15.99 monthlythroughout the year ?Thinking Face
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floyder70 wrote:
Feb 25th, 2018 8:55 am
Thanks OP. Seems like there a decent amount of options in the GTA.
Where do you go to find the cinemas that this is valid for?
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EananC641158 wrote:
Feb 25th, 2018 9:37 am
Where do you go to find the cinemas that this is valid for?
On their main page it has all thesters listed
Punch in your pincode and check

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