What is Movies.app?
Movies.app is a free
iPhone application designed to give you information about local movie theaters in the US. Among other things, you can find local movies times, buy tickets online, watch trailers for movies, and get directions to the nearest theater. Movies.app is your one-stop-shop for local movie information!
How does it work?
When you bring up the app, it gives you 4 choices on the bottom:
2. Box Office
3. Opening Soon
is the default selection. To use it, you first type in your Zip Code. This enables the app to lookup theaters in the area. Next, you select the date you want to see a movie - Today, Tomorrow, or Next Day. Last, you can select view by Movie or Theater. For example, if you wanted to catch the latest Batman movie, you could select View By Movie and see all of the theaters in the area that the movie is playing at. Otherwise, you can select View By Theater, which is useful if you're at the mall and near a specific theater and want to see what movies they have.
Once you've selected a Movie and a Theater, Movies.app gives you all kinds of useful information. The Movie Information section includes:
-Go to IMDb
The Theater Information section includes:
-Map to Theater
shows you the current movies playing in theaters. It includes a picture of the movie poster as well as a brief description of the movie. Opening Soon
shows upcoming movies, including the title and brief description (it also shows some movie posters, if they are available). You can choose Wide Release, Limited Release, or Both. About
simply gives you some basic info about the app (who made it, etc.).
Where can I get it?
(if the link doesn't work properly, just go into the iTunes AppStore and search for "Movies.app")
There is an online version of this app available here:
Here's a video review of the app itself:
There is another movie theater app called Box Office, but I don't like it as much because it doesn't have as many features as Movies.app does. The only real advantage is that it gives you Rotten Tomatoes ratings. However, I like being able to click and watch a trailer of the movie right from the app, so Movies.app wins in my book.