For those cinephiles who want to see as many movies as possible, MoviePass' unlimited plan was a dream come true, giving them the ability to see a movie a day for $10 a month. Such an unbelievable deal was long derided for being unsustainable, claims that in the end proved true. Months and countless changes to the service late, and MoviePass's unlimited plan is no more. However, MoviePass broke open the marketplace, and now one of MoviePass's biggest competitors, Sinemia, is swooping in to capitalize on audiences who miss that deal. Sinemia is now offering its own unlimited tickets plan. However, it comes at a much more costly price of $29.99 a month.
Sinemia's new unlimited plan, which falls under the company's Classic tier offerings, gives subscribers 30 movie tickets a month for $29.99. The new plan works at most theaters, but is only for 2D movies and no premium formats, just like MoviePass. Unlike MoviePass, however, Sinemia allows you to reserve tickets in advance without needing to be at the theater, and there are no blackout dates. This plan has been available to Sinemia subscribers in Europe since 2014, where it has been the company's most popular plan. In the announcement about the new unlimited plan, Sinemia highlights that this plan is sustainable, but still offers a great value. With the average movie ticket in the U.S. costing around $9.00, the plan pays for itself after 3 tickets. So you go see one movie a week and you're getting your money's worth, especially if you live in an area where tickets are much more than $9.00.
This is also not the only plan Sinemia offers. Instead of going with a one size fits all approach, Sinemia offers plans for unlimited movies, as well as 1, 2 or 3 tickets a month, and options for 3D and premium format tickets. Sinemia also offers family plans for anywhere from two to six people. Clearly Sinemia is aiming to offer an abundance of choice to cater to all moviegoing habits and this new unlimited plan now offers something for those most voracious of moviegoers. You can check all of the plans out on Sinemia.com.
Obviously this plan may be a hard pill to swallow for those who were enjoying unlimited movies for a third of the price. Although the price of Sinemia's new plan may seem steep, that is really only in relation to the steal we got used to with MoviePass. Ironically, once upon a time, MoviePass too was $30 a month, before launching the $10 a month plan and gaining millions of subscribers. That victory defeated MoviePass's unlimited plan. That said, this plan is still on the pricey side, especially with AMC's Stubs A-List plan offering 3 movies a week for $10 less. Of course, if you want to see as many movies as possible with the greatest flexibility in theaters, Sinemia's new plan is worth checking out. This is just the latest salvo in the movie subscription wars, and the more offerings and competition there are, the better it is for the consumer.
No matter how you're paying for your movie tickets, there's plenty to see the rest of this year, so check it all out in our release calendar.