Moviepass vs Sinemia Side by Side Comparison, Which is Better for You?

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Moviepass vs Sinemia Comparison

Moviepass vs Sinemia Comparison, Which is Better?

We have covered Moviepass & Sinemia quite a bit these last few months because they both offer outstanding value.  Getting more for less is what this site is all about!  The next logical step after reviewing them both is to do a Moviepass vs Sinemia comparison.

This should be a good guide that will help you decide which program better fits your needs.

RELATED: Sinemia adds a feature that sets it apart from Moviepass

Breakdown

I will compare the two programs head to head in 6 categories rated on a scale of 1 to 10.  Those categories are as follows:

  • Price
  • Value
  • Perks
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Service
  • Sustainability

I will also give a recommendation on which program is best for certain individuals.

Price

Sinemia has 4 plans that range from $5.99 a month up to $15.99 a month.  Most people end up choosing the $10.99 plan which includes 2 movies per month and allows for premium movies.

Moviepass currently has 2 plans which are $7.95 and $9.95 a month.  Almost everyone chooses the $9.95 plan with Moviepass since it is allows you to see one movie every 24 hours.  The $7.95 plan is capped at 3 movies per month.

Moviepass 9, Sinemia 8

Value

This one goes to Moviepass in a landslide since you can literally see 25-30 movies a month for $2 more than Sinemia’s 2 digital movies a month plan.  Moviepass recently changed their rules so that you cannot see the same movie more than once.  That makes it difficult to see more than 10 or 15 movies per month now.  Moviepass still offers more value even with the change.

Moviepass 10, Sinemia 5

Moviepass vs Sinemia Comparison

Perks

This category goes to Sinemia in a landslide since Moviepass is limited to 2D movies.  Sinemia allows you to go to 3D movies with two top tier plans.  You can also see standard 2D movies on Sinemia’s plan as well.  Moviepass is looking to add 3D as an option in the future where you pay the difference for the ticket but hasn’t so far.

You also get a super premium movie with Sinemia once every 30 days (rolling 30 days) as an option.  This includes IMAX, 4D, Dbox, Atmos etc.  This does count towards your 2 or 3 movies per month as well.

Sinemia allows you to book your tickets online, although they now pass along the fee.  This enables you to pick your seats ahead of time etc.  Moviepass has this set up with some theaters but it isn’t avialable everywhere like it is with Sinemia.

Moviepass 2, Sinemia 7

Ease of Use

Let’s be honest, Sinemia’s app is pure junk.  It makes you jump through a ton of screens to get to your movie and then you have to punch in all of the info anyways.  And you have to use a random zip code instead of your home zip code.  It isn’t user friendly in any way.

Moviepass’ app is fairly easy to use and is user friendly.  There is one error I have noticed, as one of the people selected to take a picture of your ticket stub, you can no longer cancel the movie if it is sold out once checked in.  This is only true if you need to take a picture of the ticket stub since it will not leave that screen until you do that.  This will lead to issues and you should make sure there are still tickets before checking in on the app.  Moviepass wins this by default more than anything.

Moviepass 8, Sinemia 3

Customer Service

You better hope you get your card in a timely manner and that you run into zero issues with both programs.  Because both programs have terrible customer service.  They could have the symbol banging monkey from Toy Story 3 as their customer service rep and it would be an improvement…no joke.  Your emails, tweets, calls etc. will mostly go unnoticed.

Moviepass 0, Sinemia 0

 

Moviepass vs Sinemia Comparison

Sustainability

This one is one I threw in there because there is a risk signing up for these programs.  They are asking for a year in fees up front and they could fold at any moment.  For most people the $100 gamble is worth it.  In some areas you can recoup that cost in a 2-3 months of using the programs.

Sinemia is clearly the more viable option since they limit how many movies you can see and it can not be abused the way Moviepass has in the past.  Moviepass has been trying to curb abuse without limiting the movies by not allowing people to see a movie twice and by having some take a picture of their ticket stub.  But they are still a long way off.  There have also been more rumors about their cash flow issues than there has been for Sinemia.

Moviepass 3, Sinemia 6

Summary

Moviepass won 3 of the 6 categories and Sinemia won 2 of the 6.  The overall score was pretty close at 32 to 29 in favor of Moviepass.  A lot would depend on which areas you felt are more important since these are equally rated in this comparison.

Conclusion/Recommendations

As you can see both programs have something to offer and you really can’t go wrong with either one.  The one that fits best for you depends on what you are looking for.

Sinemia – Best for people who only have time to see a few movies a month or enjoy going to premium movies.  If you are into premium movie experiences this is probably best for you.  Or if your theater has assigned seating and it often sells out this may be a good choice for you.

Moviepass – If you are fine with standard 2D movies and are looking for the best bang for your buck then Moviepass is for you.  This is a great plan for movie buffs!

 

If you wanted to sign up for Moviepass you can go to their website HERE.  If you wanted to sign up for Sinemia you can use our site’s referral link HERE.  Thanks in advance if you do!

 

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. But you also don’t have to pay for movie pass all at once. for the cheaper 7.95 plan, you do, but for the 9.95 a month plan, they charge on a monthly basis.

  2. No matter how much of a movie fan I am, I don’t think I would go and see a movie every single day, to be honest. So, when I take this out of Moviepass deal, Sinemia seems to be a way better deal. I’ll be paying the same price but also I can watch an Imax/Dbox/Xd/3d movies and more per month, which normally costs at least $20 to $25 in where I live. I would say definitely ‘go for Sinemia’ out of the two. And also I can get advance tickets online through fandango.

    • I think the question is more would you go to 5 or 6 per month. If you only see yourself going to 2 movies every 30 days then Sinemia is the way to go for sure. You only get 1 of the premium movies per 30 days (everything not 3d).

  3. MoviePass just added E-ticketing for B&B Theaters which happens to be the most convenient brand from my house. This makes MoviePass ease of use maybe a 9 in my book. No need to card (yet another) card in my wallet and no need to take a photo of the stub.

    • Awesome – my theater is AMC and I know they will never work with MP so I am screwed 🙂

      They have been adding it to other theaters near me though which is good to see.

  4. If Moviepass goes bust you put in a claim with the credit card company. They will refund. The notes about seeing the same movie twice…You just buy a ticket in a multiplex to another movie and walk into the movie either way. If they have assigned seating you can still find an empty seat or even go back to the box office if that is needed to switch a ticket. I cant see that as any issue.

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