Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Nothing Good Ever Lasts: Scene Points Edition

As Tammy pointed out to me this morning, it sounds like Cineplex is soon going to be devaluing their Scene point system!  Premium tickets will soon require 1500 points and VIP 2000 points, where both had previously only needed 1000 for a ticket.

For years now, we've been building up 100 points per General Admission movie that we paid for, and then redeeming 1000 points to attend a VIP screening (usually on opening weekend) for some big budget blockbuster like Avengers or Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  The economics of it worked wonderfully, as we'd spend between $70 and $110 on 10 General Admission tickets (depending on how many cheap Tuesday shows we went to) and then redeem our 1000 points for a show worth about $20.  I sort of knew that was too good to last, and now it seems I'll soon be proven right in that assumption.

If you've got points built up right now that you've earmarked for a VIP show, you may want to use them before Nov 4.  Unfortunately for us, that rules out Star Wars Episode VII (December), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 2016) and Captain America: Civil War (May 2016).  Bummer!

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