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Ster Kinekor is trialing a cinema subscription that offers unlimited movies for R349 a month

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Going to the movies used to be a regular occurrence, but for anyone feeling the pinch of a recession, higher costs of living or realising that the stickiness of the cinema floor might not be from residue cola, that habit has become more of a luxury than anything else. That’s a pity, because movies are still fantastic. Between the high budget superhero escapades and big summer blockbusters, there’s a wealth of quality to be found in-between.

Indie fare, fantastic comedy and heartbreaking drama that deserves to be seen on the big screen. High ticket prices means that many of these film go under the radar on launch, but there may be a solution on the way. Ster Kinekor has revealed the SK Subscription Club (tip o’ the hat to HTXT), which will give cinephiles all the movies that they can visually digest, for a monthly price. Here’s a quick breakdown of the tiers, which of course, do have some catches attached to them:

Fan Club

  • R249 a month
  • Limit of four movies per month
  • 20% discount on medium popcorn and soft drinks
  • All four tickets can be used at once if you so choose, such as for a family outing

MORvies Club

  • R349 a month
  • Limit of five movies per day
  • 20% discount on medium popcorn and soft drinks
  • One ticket per movie card holder

Not too shabby. For now, the Fan Club subscription service will be available at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng, Watercrest Mall in Kwazulu Natal and I’Langa Mall in Mpumalanga, while the MORvies option can be found at Eastgate Shopping Centre, Somerset Mall and Garden Route in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

There’s no word yet on if this service will apply to 3D films or big films during their first week of release, but for the price advertised in this trial run, it’d be a hell of a way to get local butts back into cinema seats considering the value on offer. Here’s hoping that if Ster Kinekor does roll the service out nationally, that it doesn’t go tits-up like what America’s Movie Pass service did.

Last Updated: May 20, 2019


  1. The popcorn discount is a nice little addition to that. I wouldn’t drive all the way out to Somerset Mall though.


    • Yahtzee

      May 20, 2019 at 13:30

      Me neither


  2. G8crasha

    May 20, 2019 at 13:30

    I suppose you are technically getting a movie or two for free. I still can’t justify the subscription – for me personally at least. Maybe others will benefit, but the last movie I watched on the big screen was Solo.


  3. Yahtzee

    May 20, 2019 at 13:30

    Unfortunately movie cinemas have these things called “humans” inside, so that’s a hard pass from me.


  4. DTruth

    May 20, 2019 at 13:31

    Give me a streaming option and you can take my money.


  5. HvR

    May 20, 2019 at 13:31

    “You can watch all the movies you want!!!!!”

    *yeah* o/ * yeah

    “If you watch it at the George Mall or Somerset Mall!!!”


  6. RinceThis

    May 20, 2019 at 13:31

    I am paying 17.90 pounds a month for the same thing in England. It’s worth it if you watch as many movies as I do.


  7. Yahtzee

    May 20, 2019 at 13:40

    Considering the SA porn ban that might happen. That money would be better used for a VPN.


  8. Llama In The Rift

    May 20, 2019 at 14:02

  9. Matthew Figueira

    May 20, 2019 at 14:13



  10. Johann Smit

    May 20, 2019 at 16:38

    Just to mention, the Garden Route mall is in George, not Cape Town, we are about 430km from CT 🙂


    • HvR

      May 20, 2019 at 17:18

      Somerset Mall is barely in Cape Town. Most Capetonians don’t even recognize that part of the Western Cape part of Cape Town.


  11. CrAiGiSh

    May 20, 2019 at 14:35

    I get almost half price with Vitality … this makes no sense …


    • HvR

      May 20, 2019 at 14:57

      Well here you pay R350/month for free movie if stay in near one of the shitty places listed.

      For Vitality you pay R350/month to pay half price.


      • CrAiGiSh

        May 20, 2019 at 15:09

        Getting the “benefits” for free currently 😛


        • HvR

          May 20, 2019 at 15:10

          Canned the benefit at the start of the year, it was nerfed so badly that I realized I was paying R350 bucks to save R200 on movie tickets every 3rd months and R30 cashback on other benefits.


  12. Glenn

    May 20, 2019 at 20:12

    I have to give it to Ster Kinekor this is a fabulous idea. I would go for the R249 option for sure. However if they limit opening weeks and no IMAX or 3D I would not not subscribe.
    That would make only 3 films at my local cinema available to me at any time. Not good enough.
    If we subscribe I want the FULL service available to me.
    They must go all in or not at all


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