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Weekly Cinema shuts down; Groupon.com issues refunds


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Weekly Cinema, the discount movie club that offered $5 movie tickets through Groupon.com and was part of the Fandango.com network, has gone out of business, according to its website.

Deals for movie tickets from Weekly Cinema have been popular offerings through Groupon.com in various cities, with offers ranging from $20 for four movie tickets to $30 for six. Groupon.com has made good on the bad deals, sending e-mails informing those who bought the offers of the news and making full refunds to their credit cards, even if some of the tickets were used.

In addition to offers on deals sites, Weekly Cinema also offered three movie tickets a month for a $14.99 subscription fee.

According to the WeeklyCinema.com website, a hotline has been set up to provide updates. Call 1-866-241-0510 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific) or enter your e-mail address at the website to get updates. Also, e-mail the company at support@weeklycinema.mojohelpdesk.com to request a refund if you joined the movie club, as well.

If you purchased a Groupon.com Weekly Cinema deal and haven't been contacted by Groupon yet, send an e-mail to support@groupon.com to request a refund. Also you can contact Groupon.com on it's "Contact Us" page and request a refund.

Visit Secure.WeeklyCinema.com for more information.

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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