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7 Lessons I Learned from Sinemia Closing Down

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  On Thursday, Sinemia posted the following note on their homepage alerting members that they would be ceasing operations in the United States immediately.  This happened on opening day of the biggest movie of the year – Avengers: Endgame.  This is very disappointing for many reasons (I was a big fan of Sinemia and went to 2-4 movies a month with my monthly plan).  After closing my MoviePass account and opening my Sinemia account in August 2018, I’ve seen Sinemia evolve and change in the 6-7 months since then.  I thought it would be interesting to review the warning signs and the 7 lessons I learned through the process.

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Sinemia’s Fall Promo & Trying to Understand Cardless Activation and Membership Dates

Good morning, I hope you all had a great weekend.  Yesterday, I talked about MoviePass (Cannot Sign Into MoviePass App on New iPhone Due to “Unauthorized Device” Error Message).  Today, I will give Sinemia some love too.  Sinemia, a MoviePass competitor, recently launched their Fall Season Promo where you can get 3 movies per month for $9.99, 30 movies per month for $29.99 or several other combinations of 2D / 3D movies and family plans.  If you are not familiar with Sinemia, please read this post.  I also wanted to explain how Sinemia’s Cardless Activation process works and if it is worth an extra $9.99 to activate your membership right away.

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Cannot Sign Into MoviePass App on New iPhone Due to “Unauthorized Device” Error Message [Phone Number Added]

Updated 10pm PT on 9/24: Reader Mikey shared MoviePass’s phone number in the comments.  The phone number is 646-400-0801 and it is not a toll free number.

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  On Friday and Saturday, I spent a few hours setting up my new iPhone XS.  During the process, I tried to sign into the MoviePass app on my new iPhone but kept getting this error message: “Unauthorized Device – account in use on another device.”  Oh right, let me sign out of the MoviePass app on my old iPhone.  I went back to my new iPhone to try signing into the MoviePass app.  Same error message.  Ok, let me try deleting the MoviePass app on my old iPhone.  Unfortunately, I still got the same error message.  I decided to search on Google for a solution…

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How to Use Sinemia’s (Complicated) Cardless Advance Ticket Purchase Feature

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  A few weeks ago, I wrote about Sinemia’s Summer Sale, where you could get 3 movies per month for $9.99 (same price as MoviePass without the BS!).  I didn’t want to wait for my Sinemia card to arrive in the mail, so I paid extra to activate Sinemia Cardless, which lets you start using your Sinemia membership right away.  With Sinemia Cardless, you get a virtual debit card number that you can use to purchase movie tickets through AtomTickets.com or MovieTickets.com.  You can purchase movie tickets up to 30 days in advance and select specific seats, if your theater allows that feature.  In this post, I will walk you through the complicated process of using Sinemia’s Cardless advance ticket purchase feature.  Now that I’ve booked my first advance ticket (I watched Peppermint), I will show you how to use Sinemia Cardless.

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Sinemia Summer Sale: $9.99 for 3 Movies / Month with No MoviePass BS or Blackouts

Good afternoon everyone.  Before you head out on your Labor Day Weekend adventure, let me tell you about Sinemia.  Sinemia (I’m not sure how to pronounce the service, but I call it “cinna-mia”) is a MoviePass competitor with several different plans and pricing tiers.  I’ve been a MoviePass customer since last November and I have seen the service get worse and worse every month.  I’ve just about had it with MoviePass’s BS and their movie blackouts.  Luckily, Sinemia is running a Summer Sale (my referral link) where you can get 3 movies per month for $9.99.  You can go to any theater, see any 2D movie, and even purchase tickets online or in advance, with no blackouts!

If you are a less frequent moviegoer, you can get a 1 or 2 movies per month plan, or if you are a fan of 3D and IMAX movies, you can get one of their Elite plans.  If you purchase a monthly plan (which is what I did), there is a 1 time fee of $19.99 for the Club Member Initiation to join Sinemia.  If you purchase a yearly plan, you do not pay the $19.99 fee.  Since I saw how fast and far MoviePass fell from grace, I decided to play it conservatively and go for the monthly pass (and pay the $19.99 fee).  If Sinemia works out well, I won’t mind paying the $19.99 fee.

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