Would you pay a monthly fee for priority snack access and free seat upgrades?

Cineplex will test a paid tier of its Scene loyalty program in a bid to offer more to consumers while bucking the subscription ticket models that have caught attention in the U.S. Dubbed Scene Gold, the program will give moviegoers access to priority concession lines, once-a-week free upgrades to premium screenings and no-cost upgrades on popcorn and drinks. The program will also mean fewer Scene points will be needed for film tickets on Wednesdays and include 50 per cent more points earned on purchases at Cineplex and Scene partners.

It will cost $6.99 a month.

The premium program will only be available in Edmonton for now, though Scene managing director Matthew Seagrim hinted Cineplex will watch the pilot closely and consider expanding it.

“We have been for looking for a long time for ways to recognize and reward our most avid members,” said Seagrim.

“We know our members love points so we focused on building a program that would let people earn points more quickly.”


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