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MSE News: Cineworld first big cinema chain to axe payment charges

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Theatre, Concert & Events Tickets
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Theatre, Concert & Events Tickets
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Filmgoers in England and Wales will no longer be charged card fees when buying cinema tickets at Cineworld..."
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  • corbyboycorbyboy Forumite
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    Any company that adds on a surcharge per item rather than one for the whole order is clearly profitering from credit card fees.

    It was a significant extra charge for cinema tickets and I am glad it's going.
  • Great, now can they take a crack at "Ticketmaster" and their charge to let you use your own printer ink & paper to "Print your own tickets" when you book an event...
  • nomoneytodaynomoneytoday Forumite
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    Hopefully Odeon will follow suite. If not, then my £7 will go to Cineworld :)
  • TwiddyTwiddy Forumite
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    Whens it happening does anybody know, is it immediate?
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  • BNU_2BNU_2 Forumite
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    By now surely paying by card is pretty much the norm. Why can't ALL companies just calculate their prices to incorporate all costs?

    Or include it as standard and give a discount for cash?

    Booking fees for gigs should be next. Why should we be charged again when there is plenty of profit within the ticket price? And if there isn't then they just aren't pricing it properly!
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  • ballujiballuji Forumite
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    my local cineworld was £8.80 per ticket, now £9.60!!! fee was 50p.
    ...but less 10% for logging in = £8.64

    so it's now more costly to buy at the cinema!
  • BNU_2BNU_2 Forumite
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    balluji wrote: »
    so it's now more costly to buy at the cinema!

    Should keep the queues down a bit! :j
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    edited 16 March 2012 at 6:19PM
    Twiddy wrote: »
    Whens it happening does anybody know, is it immediate?


    The email i received today says the booking fee is cut from today.
  • -abcde-abcde Forumite
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    Twiddy wrote: »
    Whens it happening does anybody know, is it immediate?

    Yes.
    Bnu wrote: »
    Should keep the queues down a bit! :j

    Doubt it. You still need to queue to get the ticket. Yeah, you can use the quick pay machines, but the cineworld I work at, they always breakdown. Last Saturday we had 1 out of 4 working, with 2 people on box-office.

    The whole idea is to get people to buy there tickets from the conessions area, we customers will be upsold popcorn and the like.
    Cineworld has no plans to increase the cost of tickets as a result, while customers who sign up online to its free Mycineworld club also receive a further 10% off the ticket price when booking online.
    BS! My cineworld upped there prices today. £10 after 5pm to see a 2D film - but it's still cheaper to book online.
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    I wonder how long the discount will last for booking online, after-all the cinemas make most of their money selling over-priced popcorn & drinks, if more people buy online then there is less of a reason for them to visit the ticket office/popcorn stand.

    Cineworld will just make their money back by slowly putting up the price of a standard ticket so that it will include the 70p fee.
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