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Why AppHipMom loves it: Movie times across Canada at the palm of your hand
Remember the good old days when you had to run out to buy a newspaper to find where and when a movie was playing? Personally, I’m happy to say those days are over. This was one of the first apps I downloaded to my new shiny iPhone. Although we don’t go to movies too often anymore, the Cineplex Mobile app has been indispensable when I need to look up movie times and location, whether from home or when I’m out and about.
What makes the app successful in my opinion is its simple user interface. Search by movie or location and get instant access to not only showtimes but other movie information such as film length, category, synopsis, admission price, photos and trailers. You’ll also find short “Behind the Scenes” and interviews with the stars in the Media section of the app. And what would a movie app be if we can’t buy tickets directly from it (with no service charges)?
Since I have a Scene points card, I can check my points balance with a tap of the screen. I’m up to the yingyang with points/reward cards in my wallet, so I love that I don’t have to carry the actual card with me. Just open the app and the box office can scan the barcode which is linked to your Scene card. Points earn you free movie tickets, munchies and even dining cards for Swiss Chalet, Milestones, Montana’s, Kelsey’s and Harvey’s. Show your phone at the concession stand and save 10% off movie munchies. What could be easier?
Honestly, even if you don’t have a Scene card or even if you don’t ever plan on buying tickets from your smart phone, the app is just as useful. Cineplex Mobile deserves some real estate on your mobile device.