It’s that time of year where all the big summer blockbusters are about to descend on the Box Office. Captain America: Civil War was practically a taster session for a summer full of action packed movies. While we don’t condone using your smartphone in the cinema, we do have a roundup of 10 apps that are great for arranging your cinema going time.
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1. Movies by Flixster (Free) - One of the original movie going apps out there, Movies by Flixster remains a fantastic thing to use. You can easily browse the top box office movies, as well as movies coming soon. You can check out showtimes for your favorite theater, as well as buy tickets for many of them. Alongside that are trailers and critic reviews, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes. You can even manage your Netflix queue from the app, too.
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2. iTunes Movie Trailers (Free) - Apple's own app does a pretty good job of covering all the movie going bases. You can use it to browse trailers and featurettes, before finding showtimes at your local theater. To speed things up, you can even look up estimated driving times and get directions for the best route. Plus, Apple TV owners can easily use AirPlay to watch movie trailers through the app.
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3. Fandango (Free) - Fandango is a must have ticket buying app for regular movie goers. You can easily buy tickets here, but it goes further than that. Options are available for finding movies based on genre, ratings, and format. You can check out exclusive interviews with the app, as well as view feedback from fans as well as Metacritic. Each theater comes with information on the amenities they offer too, saving you plenty of hassle.
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4. Regal (Free) - Want to use an app specifically for a certain theater chain? Regal is the one for Regal Cinemas, United Artists, and Edwards. It offers the usual selection of showtimes, as well as being able to purchase tickets from within the app. You can check out runtimes, as well as look up directions to the theater. Best of all? It ties into the Regal Crown Club membership, meaning you can easily earn coupons for free stuff.
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5. IMDb (Free) - IMDb is the biggest database out there for movies, TV, and other entertainment shows. Want to look up what obscure show that vaguely familiar actor was in? This is what you need. It'll also offer you movie showtimes for theaters near you, plus keep you up to date with what's coming up soon.
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6. Movies by Moviefone (Free) - With a clear and streamlined interface, Movies by Moviefone doesn't just stop with offering movie times and theater listings, it also caters for you at home. It's the ideal way to look up what films are available on Netflix or DVD, while also giving you information on what's going on at the box office.
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7. MovieTickets.com (Free) - Working in Canada, as well as the US, gives MovieTickets.com an advantage in the online ticket buying market. You can use it across over 250 theater chains, easily reserving a seat for your favorite movie. As well as that, you can view trailers, photo galleries, and check out cast detail pages. A 'see it now' section gives you a heads up on movies starting within the next 60 minutes.
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8. Movies by OneTap (Free) - Offering a simple interface requiring just one tap to get to the details, Movies by OneTap will recognize where you are, and immediately suggest a movie to see that's nearby. You can check out critic reviews and ratings, buy tickets from within the app, and even browse results by popularity as well as rating.
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9. Showtimes (Free) - Showtimes offers a lot of what other apps provide, but it has its own unique personality too. The app can be used to check out trailers, and summaries of the movies. You can also check out movie posters to learn more about why people might be excited about the presentation. Plus, there's the usual bunch of directions and ticket purchasing options.
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10. RunPee (Free) - So, you made it to the movie, but you really need to step out for a moment. What if you miss a crucial scene? RunPee offers a built-in timer so it'll tell you exactly when you're ok to leave for a minute or two, without missing anything important. Alongside that, it'll inform you if there's anything extra after the end credits, so you know if it's worth hanging around or not.