Movie ticketing subscription service MoviePass is down but it’s not out of the fight yet, and rivals are taking the opportunity to exploit their disgruntled user base.
Sinemia has announced ‘Sinemia Classic’, a new plan that’s a direct challenge to MoviePass – $9.99 a month which provides three movie tickets each month to any 2D screening of any movie, at any cinema, with the ability to purchase tickets in advance and selective seating.
Unlike MoviePass there are no blackout sessions and no plans for surge pricing, and the app also includes bonus features for restaurant deals and rideshare integration. For those who want 3D & IMAX-4DX tickets to be available as well, there’s a two-ticket a month plan for the same price or a three ticket a month one for $14.99. New plan details are up at Sinemia.com
The new plan announcements arrive as THR reports that Helios & Matheson executive Carl J. Schramm has resigned from the board of the MoviePass parent company – claiming the struggling ticketing service did not provide important information about key business decisions.
Schramm said many key management decisions were made without the board’s knowledge or approval or were decided on during board meetings that were called with only a few hours in advance notice by email. This then impacted his ability to effectively discharge his duties as a director.