Showtimes Upgrade Gives More... Just in Time for Holiday Viewing Season

Showtimes - Local Movie Times & Tickets (AppStore Link)
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Showtimes - Local Movie Times & Tickets
Developer: Avantar LLC
Price: free Download on the App Store
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showtimes appAs family and friends gather around the country this holiday season there will undoubtedly be a great deal of movie watching. Awards season after all is just on the other side of 2009. Showtimes may be just what the movie goer ordered.

Showtimes is the casual and serious moviegoers oracle. The recently updated entertainment app puts complete movie information in the palm of your hands. It's a full-featured app with movie descriptions, critic’s ratings, times and local theaters. If you're not sure what a movie's about, you can even check out the trailer.

Load the app and you’re greeted by its signature purple background and logo. Showtimes will ask to use your current location. Say "yes" and Showtimes will find the closest theaters based on your current location.  

Now, the fun really begins. From the main page you’ll find a list of movie theaters in your area sorted by distance. Four shortcut keys give you movie titles by release date, critic’s ratings, new releases and theaters. Each category gives you access to movie times, synopsis, the trailer and access to IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, or MetaCritic. You can search for movies up to a week in advance. The app's “One Touch” functionality makes it easy to use and its clean uncluttered appearance make its easy to see.

Showtimes is missing a couple of things. First, Showtimes gives you an address but doesn’t give you the theater number. Second, it lists only one cast member per movie. Albeit, it is does provide a link to popular movie databases so curious users can quickly obtain more info.

Cinemaphiles using the Edge network may have some trouble. There’s a lot of Internet functionality so make sure that you're in a place where you have access to a WiFi or at least 3G network. This way you can get those maps and even watch those movie trailers without the frustrating wait time. It would be nice if there was a way to save some information for viewing offline.

Showtimes is free. While we love a good deal, we'd even be willing to pay for an app that comes in handy like this one.

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  • JoshPratt79

    Three words... fandango.com

  • DexMex77892

    Yes, I agree with you Josh. This seems like a waste of memory space and a waste of good hrd earned money too.

  • Darren3311

    Is there anything this iphone app does that the websites like moviefone and fandango can't do?

  • http://joshtarts.com Meat Hook

    Showtimes is great. It's way better than using fandango.com. Showtimes is designed to make finding a theater easy and has lots of features that make it totally worth it. (It's free anyway) You can watch trailers, see movie critic reviews, and buy movie tickets right from the app. If you think using Safari to get to fandango.com is easier, especially when not connected to wifi, then there's no point in trying to explain anything to you.

  • http://www.avantar.us/products/showtimes Elliot

    I work for Avantar, the ones who make Showtimes, and I have to say that the app is superior to browser searching for showtimes, theaters, directions, etc. The app does it all and does it in one, easy-to-use place. Also, check out all the reviews for us and other, similar apps and you'll find that ours gets the best reviews. See for yourself, it will knock your socks off that this app does it all for free

  • http://www.starofthemagi.com Sharon

    I love this app. It's fast, accurate, from my location starts with the closest theater and moves out from there. The times are always on, and it's always dependable. I give it 10 stars!!!