Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. In today’s post, I have good things and bad things to say about Sinemia. Let’s start with the good news. Right now, probably through October 31, Sinemia is running a Halloween Sale on their individual and family plans. For an individual, the 3 movie Classic Plan looks like a great deal at $8.99 / month. Some of the family plans look good, but none of them offer a discount over purchasing 2 individual plans. But before you purchase a Sinemia plan, there is some bad news to share…
According to TWG reader Patricia, Sinemia has eliminated physical cards and is entirely cardless. A few weeks ago, I wrote How to Use Sinemia’s (Complicated) Cardless Advance Ticket Purchase Feature. The feature is a little cumbersome and not very app friendly, but at least there was no fee to use Cardless…
Dear Sinemia user,
We’ve got great news to share!
At Sinemia, we strive to provide the best movie-going experience possible and we always think of ways to develop what we offer. In our journey, we introduced advance ticket feature, 3D-IMAX-4DX option, flexible tiered plans, plans for couples and more to elevate your movie-going experience.
Sinemia Cardless, Effortless
In May, we introduced Sinemia Cardless which eliminated the need of a physical Sinemia card and the Cardless adoption rate of existing physical card owners exceeded our expectations.
Sinemia Cardless, effortless way of enjoying Sinemia, is designed to make getting your movie tickets online simpler and maximize your movie-going experience.
Now, only a small group of our members currently use physical Sinemia cards and more than 96% of our customers are already using Cardless. This had been a great transition period and now we’re fully implementing this new feature: As of October 30th 23:59 PDT, all physical Sinemia cards will be depreciated and all members will be using the new convenient Sinemia Cardless.
As an added bonus and to make sure you are all set for Sinemia Cardless, we’ll ensure all our existing physical card users that are affected by this transition will not have to pay any convenience fees & processing fees at least for the next 90 days beginning October 30th or until the end of their current monthly/annual plans.
By fully integrating Sinemia Cardless into all Sinemia subscriptions we will be able to give our members the power to get their movie tickets wherever they are, whenever they want, in a more secure way – in other words, the card will be in the app, accessible on their mobile devices.
Using Sinemia Cardless is almost the same as the old process, you will continue to get your tickets online under Planning tab as you have always done. The app will guide you through the steps and once complete, you’ll receive a one-time only payment information in order to make the purchase online, every time you want.
That’s all! Now it’s the best time to enjoy more movies with Sinemia.
Well that lasted only a short time. Now, when you use the Sinemia Cardless feature to purchase tickets, there is now a $1.80 processing fee per ticket.
I purchased a movie ticket this morning and was charged the $1.80 processing fee.
I believe the Halloween Promo is tied to the new processing fee. If you purchase the Classic 3 movies per month plan for $8.99, after paying the one time membership of $19.99, your cost to see 3 movies per month with Cardless is now $8.99 + $1.80 + $1.80 + $1.80 = $14.39. If you divide that by 3 movies, your cost per movie is now $4.80. That is still a really good price for me, so I will continue to use Sinemia, for now.
If you have any questions about the Halloween Promo or the new processing fees, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!