There are a few places where you can find out what is on at your local cinema. The fastest way is online, but there are also other methods. This article will discuss Internet options, whilst also looking at local listings and calling the cinema to check the latest show times and films available.
The easiest and most accurate way to check cinema listings is that chains website. Chains such as Cineworld, UCI and VUE all list the times of films and divide the site into regions depending on the cinemas that they have in that area. The listings are now becoming divided further into 2-D and 3-D showing and the options to buy tickets is just a button away. Most websites will also carry trailers and reviews of the films. So, you can look at things in more details and make your choice.
Smaller chains such as The Apollo will rely on local newspapers to display their listing of the latest movies released. These listings usually appear on Fridays and will carry the times and films showing for the next seven days. This is a method used by single location cinemas and art cinemas as well. Art cinemas that appeal to a certain type of cinema patron use the local newspapers to advertise showcases and special events that may appeal to smaller crowds. They also use newsletters to keep members
up-to-date on events and the films that they are showing.
Most cinemas will also have a telephone line that patrons can call to get the latest information. Like getting the information online, you can book tickets over the telephone, but like newspapers, the listings are usually updated every seven days. The telephone service is useful if you don’t have access to a computer and need to check details, or if you want to speak to an actual person, and check the facilities at any location. People have used this service when they needed to check the midnight screenings.
All three methods have their benefits, but as most people are now online more than before, checking a chain’s website is the best option. Not only will you be able to check what is on for now, they will usually show what is coming up and also have features on films. The newspaper and telephone listings have their importance as they are effective ways of getting the relevant information if the sites crash or you are unable to access a computer. Another method available are apps on Android and iPhone that deliver the listing directly to your device.