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TypeLoyalty program
CompanyScene LP
Area servedCanada
Introduced2007; 17 years ago (2007)
Number of users10,000,000+
Accrual partnersRakuten, Cineplex, Scotiabank, Recipe Unlimited
RewardsShopping, dining, movies, entertainment, travel, banking
Reward partnersExpedia, Cineplex, Scotiabank, Recipe Unlimited, Apple, Best Buy, Home Hardware, Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons, Foodland, Needs, IGA, FreshCo, Chalo! FreshCo, Rachelle Béry, Les Marchés Tradition, Voilà

Scene+ (formerly Scene) is a Canadian loyalty program established in 2007. It is owned by Scene LP, which is jointly owned by Galaxy Entertainment, a subsidiary of Cineplex Inc.,[1] Scotiabank, and Empire Company.

Members earn points via purchases of tickets and concessions at Cineplex-owned cinemas and entertainment centres, as well as via purchases made on eligible Scotiabank debit and credit cards. Points can be redeemed for discounts at Cineplex establishments, as well as participating retailers and restaurants. In 2021, the service merged with Scotiabank's Scotia Rewards service, and expanded to include partnerships with Expedia, Rakuten, and the ability to redeem points to credit on Scotiabank credit and debit accounts.

In June 2022, Empire Company joined the partnership and added its supermarket chains, including Safeway and Sobeys, to the Scene+ program.[2]


The Scene rewards program was launched in 2007 as a partnership between Cineplex and Scotiabank.[3] The program allowed members to earn points that they could spend on free movies, 1,000 points per movie, as well as providing a 10% discount on concession stand purchases.[4] Scene branded Visa and debit cards were also launched by Scotiabank,[5] which allowed Scene members to earn points on purchases outside of Cineplex properties.[4] The debit card was the first in Canada to allow cardholders to earn rewards.[5] As part of the partnership, Scotiabank also acquired naming rights to additional Cineplex flagship locations to add them to their Scotiabank Theatre banner.[6]

In June 2012, Cineplex started offering an additional 10% off on Tuesday movie ticket prices to Scene members.[7]

In October 2014, Scene announced a partnership with Sport Chek, allowing customers to earn and redeem points at these stores.[8] This partnership ended in October 2017, as Sport Chek then begin to offer its parent company's Canadian Tire Money, which became Triangle Rewards in 2018.[9][10] In February 2015, Scene announced a similar partnership with Cara Operations at eleven of its restaurant brands.[11]

In 2015, Cineplex announced that premium and VIP movie tickets would cost more points to redeem. Premium movie tickets (3D, D-Box, IMAX, and UltraAVX) would cost 1,500 points and VIP movie would cost 2,000 points instead of the standard 1,000 points.[3]

On December 14, 2021, Scene merged with Scotiabank's Scotia Rewards program and was renamed Scene+; the new service adds partnerships with additional retail partners, integration with Rakuten for cashback offers, and the ability to redeem points towards hotel and travel bookings (via a partnership with Expedia), and credit to Scotiabank debit and credit card accounts.[12][13]

On June 7, 2022, Empire Company (which had previously owned cinemas under the Empire Theatres banner until 2013, when it exited the industry and sold its locations to Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas)[14] announced that it would discontinue its participation in Air Miles and acquire a stake in Scene+. Since August 2022, and gradually rolling across Canada, Scene+ points can be earned and redeemed at its grocery store (such as Sobeys, Safeway, FreshCo, Foodland, IGA, and Thrifty Foods) and pharmacy and convenience store (Lawtons and Needs) chains.[15] The Launch of Scene+ at Empire's banners was staggered across Canada, with each region joining the program on a certain date.

Scene+ launch at Empire Banners
Launch Date Region(s) Banner(s)
August 2022 Atlantic Canada Foodland, Foodland & Participating Co-Ops, Lawtons, Needs, Sobeys, Voilà by Sobeys
September 2022 Western Canada, North Western Ontario Chalo! FreshCo, FreshCo, IGA, Safeway, Sobeys, Voilà by Safeway
November 2022 Rest of Ontario Sobeys
March 2023 British Columbia, Québec IGA , Les Marchés Tradition, Rachelle Béry, Thrifty Foods, Voilà par IGA

On September 23, 2022, it was announced that Home Hardware Stores Ltd, whose banners include Home Hardware, Home Hardware Building Centre, Home Building Centre, and Home Furniture, will be joining Scene+ on July 31, 2023.[16][17]


Earning and redeeming points is broken down into several categories, movies, shopping, dining, travel, entertainment, and banking.[18] Points are generally redeemable for 1 cent per point, but some offers redeem points at a lower value.[19]

Points can be earned and redeemed for the movie, dining, and entertainment categories at Cineplex cinemas and entertainment establishments (such as The Rec Room) and participating restaurants, including Recipe Unlimited properties.[15][18] For the shopping category, points can be redeemed for gift cards at over 60 retailers or directly at Apple and Best Buy.[12] In this category, members can also earn points while shopping online by using Scene+ Rakuten.[20] For the travel category, members can earn and redeem points through the Scene+ Travel portal powered by Expedia for travel-related purchases.[20] In the banking category, members with eligible Scotiabank debit and credit cards can earn points for every card purchase, and can also convert their points into account credit for their Scotiabank account.[12] Scotiabank cardholders can also book with a travel operator and apply Scene+ points to their trip within 12 months.[19]


The program is owned by Scene LP, a joint venture between Scotia Loyalty Ltd., a subsidiary of Scotiabank, Galaxy Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Cineplex Entertainment LP, and Empire Company Limited.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Annual Information Form" (PDF). Cineplex.
  2. ^ "Grocery chain Empire joins ownership group behind Scene+ loyalty program". 7 June 2022. Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Cineplex revamps Scene loyalty program, requires more points for premium movies". CBC News. 5 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b Lostracco, Marc (25 January 2007). "Now Playing at the Scotiamount, er, Parabank". Torontoist. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  5. ^ a b "2007 Annual Report Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund" (PDF). Cineplex.
  6. ^ "Cineplex Entertainment and Scotiabank launch first national Canadian entertainment loyalty rewards program and rename three major Cineplex theatres". 2 May 2007.
  7. ^ Winnipeg, Access (31 May 2012). "Scene Card Members: Additional 10% OFF Tuesday Movies". Access Winnipeg. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  8. ^ Marshall, Pat (9 October 2014). "SCENE and Sport Chek Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership". MarketWired. 2016-06-20.
  9. ^ "Cineplex SCENE to lose Sport Chek partnership as of October 1st". 31 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Canadian Tire expands loyalty program to cover more retail brands | CBC News".
  11. ^ Marshall, Pat (11 February 2015). "SCENE and CARA Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership". MarketWired. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "Scene+ launches in Canada, adding perks for travel, shopping and more". MobileSyrup. 14 December 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  13. ^ Porrello, Steven (30 November 2021). "Look Out, Scotia Rewards Members: Scene+ Could Amp Up Your Earnings in 2022. Here's What You Should Know". The Motley Fool Canada. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Cineplex to acquire 26 Empire theatres for $200M". 27 June 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  15. ^ a b c "Grocery chain Empire joins ownership group behind Scene+ loyalty program". Global News. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  16. ^ "Home Hardware to Join Scene+ Loyalty Program in Summer 2023". 23 September 2022. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  17. ^ "Notice of change". Archived from the original on 26 October 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  18. ^ a b "How it works". Scene+. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Scotia Rewards and SCENE Merge to Become Scene+". Prince of Travel. 14 December 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  20. ^ a b Kolm, Josh (14 December 2021). "Scotiabank merges Scene and Scotia Rewards". strategy. Retrieved 21 December 2021.

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