Cinemark is not as big as AMC Theater, but has a subscription if you want cheaper access to movie tickets. There are not that many theaters, but if there is no AMC near you, a cinemark is likely to save the day. But is the price for the Movie Club Plan worthwhile?
While most people would not believe it, Cinemark has already published its subscription plan over half a year before AMC. While service is somewhat modest, there are other benefits that are worthwhile when there is a cinemark theater nearby. And since Cinemark has its theaters and concessions, it's not a sinking ship like MoviePass, and it could even be better than the offer of AMC's Stubs A-List.
Before we move on, let's go through the app details. The Cinemark Movie Club subscription is available through the regular Cinemark Theatr app for both iPhone and Android phones. For iPhone users, you need to run iOS 9 or higher. For Android users, this would be Android 5.0 and above.
- Install Cinemark Theater: Android | iOS (subscription required for A-List access)
Current Plan and Price
The Cinemark Movie Club has only one plan and is available with only one standard 2D movie per month for a monthly fee of $ 8.99 something modest. In other words, if you do not use your assigned ticket for the month, it will be broadcast so you can get 1
Unlike MoviePass and Sinemia, Cinemark does not send Cinemark debit cards. Instead, like AMC's offer, you use your regular debit or credit card to pay. Once you sign up, you can start using the service right away, which is another big advantage. And there is no introductory fee.
When you join the Movie Club, you're automatically signed in to the Connections Cinemark loyalty program. If you're already a member of Connections, have the same account.
As mentioned above, you can watch a standard 2D movie every month, but at extra cost, to compensate for the cost differences, you can work with a premium format such as XD, 3D, D-Box, or IMAX , Apart from the formats, additional fees may apply when you use your passport in selected high-end theaters such as Cinemark Playa Vista and XD in Playa Vista, California.
The best thing about Cinemark's plan is you decide when you want to watch your movie, so there are no downtime for date or showtime. You can use the plan at any Cinemark, Century, CinéArts, Tinseltown, and Rave location. You can even watch multiple movies in one day if you have the available credits.
For example, if you did not use Movie Club within three months, you could use all three of those credits for a movie with friends. You can also watch three different movies in one day (limited to three transactions per day), or you can use them one at a time, if you have time to watch movies again. If you enjoyed a movie very much, you can even watch it as often as you like.
Regardless of whether you take your passports personally at the box office or online Orders or using the app, there are no fees. Even if your assigned tickets are gone, you still have no fees for tickets purchased online or in the app at full price. However, it should be noted that you can not use Movie Club at theater kiosks yet.
If you're talking about extra tickets outside of the assigned tickets, any additional tickets for the rest of the month will cost you $ 8.99 and a "companion ticket." So a friend can come for the same price, but if you upgrade To pay for a premium format for additional tickets, you must pay the difference, ie you pay the full price of tickets in the Premium format.
You can reserve tickets in advance without any restrictions, and you can also choose specific places in theaters You can also decide when to use your credit, if you have a matinee at $ 4.99, you do not want to waste that Movie Club credit. that you can not use the credit while you can clear the check box for using the credit in the app.
If you're not sure how many Movie Club credits you can have You simply check the app. Just go to the "Movie Club" section of the sidebar pull-out menu. There you will see how many credits are left and zero if your next credits are available.
If you live in an area where 2D tickets cost less than $ 8.99, Movie Club will not help you with additional tickets. But if you live in a big city with more expensive tickets, this would be a good deal. For example, at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD sites, regular 2D movies cost $ 13 at peak times, saving you $ 4 per ticket.
Schedule for $ 8.99 per month For a 2D ticket and additional $ 2.99 for $ 8.99, this is a very good price in major cities. It's reasonably convincing that the monthly price is right in smaller cities where 2D tickets are usually available at $ 7.99 apiece. But here are the concessions for concessions into play.
Unlike AMC's weak concessions for A-List, Cinemarks is a good deal. You get 20 percent off all items except alcohol or merchandise and dairy in some states. Oddly enough. If you normally spend $ 20 on food and drinks for each film, you pay only $ 16 off the discount.
Cinemark clearly states that if you have a coupon for a discount, such as a $ 3 coupon that you would receive, your Connections point out that you will not get the 20% discount for Movie Club to be able to use. However, I had success with these coupons with 20 percent discount, although the fine impression has indicated that this is not allowed. Your mileage can vary.
To save 20 percent, simply have the Connections QR code scanned by the cashier. For all vouchers you have, go to the pull-down menu on the sidebar and either go to "Connections" or "Movie Club" and tap on "Reward" to find your voucher. Alternatively, you can simply select My Rewards from the sidebar menu to go directly there. Each coupon has its own QR code that it will scan.
If you want to show your history using the Movie Club Plan in the app, it's pretty limited. You can only see tickets purchased through the app or online via the option "View purchased items" under "My Account". Credits or tickets purchased at a checkout with the Movie Club are not displayed anywhere.
If you book a ticket and do not make it to the theater, you can get a refund from Cinemark for the ticket or tickets, which is easily available online or in person. Credits will be returned to your account, and any additional payments you make will be transferred to the card you use. You must submit a claim for reimbursement before starting the film, otherwise you will not receive any refunds.
All members must be at least 18 years old to sign up, and you can sign up for multiple accounts as long as you do. Use a different email address. If you choose to cancel your membership, you can do so online or over the phone, and if you choose to sign up again, there is no waiting time.
Movie Club members also get all the benefits of Connections, d. H You can earn points to receive coupons, free movies, merchandise and more. For every transaction you make, whether tickets or concessions, you receive 10 points. However, you can not receive more than 25 points in a 24-hour period. You used to be able to earn points using the CineMode function in the app, but the program was canceled. Points expire after one year.
Speaking of points, is there a referral program? No, but others can give you monthly credits for the Movie Club, and you can do the same for others. Detailed information here.
There is no chat support in the app. So if you're having trouble, you'll need to call Cinemark or send an e-mail for help. However, like AMC, Cinemark is quite transparent on changes to the plan. So if the price goes up or the discounts go down, you will be informed in advance and have the opportunity to withdraw.
Worth It Depending on your movie habits
Overall, the Cinemark Movie Club is a solid plan, but only if Cinemark is the only theater you visit. Cinemark has 337 locations in the US, so you can live within a reasonable distance of a location.
Would you like to watch many movies every month? The stubs A list of AMC may be a better value, but only if AMC locations are nearby. Sinemia might also be a good option, but you should avoid MoviePass.
If you live in an area where tickets for 2D shows are already cheap, it's only worth it if you tend to buy a lot of food and drink. Get that 20 percent off. Otherwise, if you only watch 2D movies without concessions and you spend $ 7.99 on evening and weekend tickets, you obviously do not want to waste your money. However, if you get plenty to eat and drink, you could save some dough.
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