Why searching for movie showtimes just got easier

It’s painful

All you want to do is see a movie. But then you find yourself going back and forth comparing all the choices of movies, theaters, and showtimes.

Movie theaters seem to have been left behind in the drive to make everything easier on the internet. You can book a taxi with a single click, you can get a book delivered with a single click, but when it comes to searching for movies, it’s a mess.

This is why we decided to build MovieGlu and take away the pain of comparing movie showtimes.

Today there are countless websites which provide showtime information.  Fandango, Movietickets.com, Moviefone, Flixster, IMDB, and even Google are now all major players in the industry.

IMDB - March 2014So, what’s the big problem?

Here’s why searching for movie showtimes is too hard:

  • Users spend around 15 minutes per outing researching suitable movies, locations and showtimes
  • There’s no easy way to compare showtimes – just lots of lists and text
  • Users are forced to use multiple websites / apps to find what they want
  • Many websites and apps provide a poor user experience
  • Websites are covered with too many distracting and annoying adverts.

To put it simply, users need a faster, simpler and more intuitive way to make their decisions.

The solution

Which brings me to MovieGlu.  Our team has been busy thinking about all of these problems, and how to solve them. This can all be summed up in one simple goal:

“Making movie showtimes easier to search”

MovieGlu is the only movie search engine that allows you to compare start and end times of movies using a TV guide style format.

MovieGlu showtimesEven if you’re not planning to go to the movies any time soon, try it out for yourself and see how easy it is.

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List of US movie theaters showing ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day

The controversial movie comedy, The Interview will now be shown in selected theaters after all.  MovieGlu has just published a list of theaters showing the movie.  We’ve listed a summary of the theaters at the end of this post.

MovieGlu is a new search engine that displays movie showtimes just like your TV Guide.

168413h2After cancelling the planned release on Christmas Day following threats of terrorism, Sony earlier announced that the movie, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, would now be showing in selected theaters across the United States.

The threats surrounding the movie are thought by the FBI to have originated from North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong-un is a key character in the plot.  In the movie, two journalists, played by James Franco and Seth Rogen, are approached by the CIA to assasinate the North Korean leader after securing a rare in-person interview.

168413h3Rarely has a movie, especially a comedy, caused such diplomatic tension, and drawn in international leaders including the US President, Barack Obama, causing the White House to issue unspecified threats against another country.

The Interview showing at the following theaters:

Continental Cinemas Troy, Troy, AL

Harkins Valley Art, Tempe, AZ
UltraStar Lake Havasu 10, Lake Havasu City, AZ
UltraStar Ak-Chin Cinemas, Maricopa, AZ

Regency Westminster 10, Westminster, CA
Camera 3, San Jose, CA
CineLux Scotts Valley Cinema, Scotts Valley, CA
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Berkeley, CA
Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas, Martinez, CA
Vintage Los Feliz Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Regency Sterling Cinema 6, San Bernardino, CA
Regency Perris 10, Perris, CA
Mission Grove Theaters, Riverside, CA
Metropolitan Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
Fortuna 6 Theatres, Fortuna, CA
Regency Santa Paula 7, Santa Paula, CA
Regency Foothill Cinema 10, Azusa, CA
Jurupa Cinemas, Riverside, CA
Central Coast Cinemas – Osio Plaza, Monterey, CA
Angels 6 Theatres, Angels Camp, CA
Cinémas Palme D’Or, Palm Desert, CA
Boulevard 14 Cinemas, Petaluma, CA
Livermore 13 Cinemas, Livermore, CA
Regency Agoura Hills 8, Agoura Hills, CA
Regency Granada Hills 9, Granada Hills, CA
Palladio 16 Cinemas, Folsom, CA
Regency East Hills Mall, Bakersfield, CA
UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas at GardenWalk, Anaheim, CA
Regency Commerce 14, Commerce, CA
Regency Plant 16, Van Nuys, CA
Regency Fontana 8, Fontana, CA
Regency Janss Marketplace 9, Thousand Oaks, CA
Regency University Village 10, Riverside, CA
Mary Pickford 14, Cathedral City, CA
Sundance Sunset Cinema, Los Angeles, CA
Civic Plaza 12, Hesperia, CA
The New Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA

District of Columbia
DWest End Cinema, Washington, DC

Movies at Midway – Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX, Wilmington, DE

Edison Park 8, Fort Myers, FL
Tree House Cinema, Gulf Breeze, FL
Tropic Cinema, Key West, FL

Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Aurora Cineplex, Roswell, GA

Magic Valley Cinema 13, Twin Falls, ID

Landmark Cinemas, Peoria, IL

Cinetopia Overland Park 18, Overland Park, KS

Theatres of Georgetown, Georgetown, KY

Chalmette Movies, Chalmette, LA
Robinson Film Center, Shreveport, LA

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers, MA

Eastpoint Movies 10, Baltimore, MD
Leitersburg Cinemas, Hagerstown, MD

Hollywood Cinemas, Bangor, ME

Phoenix Theatres State-Wayne, Wayne, MI
Bijou by the Bay, Traverse City, MI

The Film Society at St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

Chase Park Plaza Cinemas, St. Louis, MO
Galleria 6 Cinemas, St. Louis, MO
The Screenland Armour, North Kansas City, MO
Branson Meadows Cinemas, Branson, MO
Warrenton 8 Cinema, Warrenton, MO
Blue Springs 8 Theatre, Blue Springs, MO

Pharaohplex Theatre, Hamilton, MT

North Dakota
Grand Theatre – Williston, Williston, ND

New Jersey
Hudson Cinemas, Jersey City, NJ
CityPlex 12, Newark, NJ
Fabian 8, Paterson, NJ
Allwood Cinemas, Clifton, NJ
CineGrand Middlebrook Cinemas, Ocean, NJ
Big Cinemas Edison Cinema 8, Edison, NJ
Columbia Park 12, North Bergen, NJ

New Mexico
Starmax Deming, Deming, NM

Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8, Minden, NV
Megaplex Theatres – Stadium 6, Mesquite, NV
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY

New York
Merrick Cinemas, Merrick, NY
Island Cinemas, Mastic, NY
Williamsburg Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY

Esquire Theatre, Cincinnati, OH
Grandview Theatre, Columbus, OH
Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

RiverWalk Movies, Jenks, OK

Hollywood Theatre – Portland, Portland, OR
Forest Theatre – Forest Grove, Forest Grove, OR
Cinetopia Progress Ridge 14, Beaverton, OR

MoviE-Town, Elizabethtown, PA

Puerto Rico
Caribbean Cinemas – San Patricio, Guaynabo, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Arecibo, Arecibo, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Montehiedra, San Juan, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Plaza Escorial, Carolina, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Las Catalinas, Caguas, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Rio Hondo 2, Bayamon, PR

South Carolina
Terrace Theater, Charleston, SC

Mt. Pleasant Cinema 6, Mount Pleasant, TX
Santikos Rialto, San Antonio, TX
Santikos Silverado IMAX-Tomball, Tomball, TX
Santikos Mayan Palace 14, San Antonio, TX
The Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
Venetian Cinemas Movie Bar and Grill, Carrollton, TX
LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood, Dallas, TX
LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood, Dallas, TX

Brewvies Cinema Pub, Salt Lake City, UT
CinePointe 6, Ogden, UT
Megaplex Theatres – The District, South Jordan, UT
Megaplex Theatres – St. George Main Street, St. George, UT

Grand Cinema – Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Olympic Cinemas – Bremerton, Bremerton, WA
Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion, Bainbridge Island, WA
Stanwood Cinemas at the Pavilion, Stanwood, WA
Oak Harbor Cinemas, Oak Harbor, WA
Yelm Cinemas @ Prairie Park, Yelm, WA
Ark Lodge Cinemas, Seattle, WA
Cinetopia Mill Plain 8, Vancouver, WA

Wildwood – Luxury 10 Cinemas, Beloit, WI
Sparta Cinema 6, Sparta, WI
Wildwood – Movies 16, Janesville, WI