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Showtimes – Best Movie App

Showtimes is a full featured movie theater app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is a must have for all movie lovers, and best of all it’s free. This app has a smooth interface that makes it really easy to navigate through all of the information that it offers. When you’re out and about without your computer to refer to, checking out what’s in the theaters ought to be as easy as tapping your iPhone’s screen. Avantar’s Showtimes was designed to give you all the information about the movies currently playing in your area. Showtimes recognizes where you are and shows you results of the movie theaters nearest to you, movie listings, and show times. All of that with a single tap of your finger.

The app is broken down into five different tabs. Those tabs are Theaters, Popular, Rating, Newest, and Upcoming. Each page is simply a different method of sorting all the information that this app offers. Showtimes will default to opening on theaters and will usually ask you for your location. If you would like to change your location, whether having it locate you directly or enter it in manually, all you need to do is press the little locate symbol near the top of the page and change the information to what you like. You can shift from day to day at the top of the page for each category, giving you the ability to view more than just one days worth.

In the theater tab you will be able to see the closest theater to the location you have entered. If you would like to look at other theaters, you can actually close that specific drop down and view all the other locations. Within the drop down you will see information such as the movie name, a star rating, the MPAA rating, movie duration, and show times. When you select a specific movie you will be brought to its profile page which includes the movie name, MPAA rating, release date, duration, genre, cast listing, a small blurb about the movie, a trailer, and links to MetaCritic, RottenTomatoes, and IMDb.

All of the information that this app offers loads up directly within the app itself which another thing that sets this app out from the rest. Even after watching a trailer you are brought back to the app instantly. If you would like to view the link in the Safari browser, the app offers that feature as well. The only thing missing in this app is that it doesn’t allow you to purchase tickets online for a movie you decide to see. Regardless, this is a top notch movie app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Since it’s free, Showtimes is a good value, however, allowing you to purchase tickets would really polish this app and help set it apart from the other movie apps that are available on iTunes. Overall it is a very user-friendly app that rightly deserves a spot on your iPhone or iPod touch.

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