Google Makes Improvements to Movie Showtime SearchesBy: Chris Crum - November 12, 2009
Google has launched some new improvements to its movie showtimes search feature. These include more movie pages, genre filters, and a new map view.
If you search for a movie and click the "more theaters" link in the showtimes listing, you will be taken to a more thorough page about that movie, including more showtimes, reviews, trailers, photos, etc. You can also see a list of new genre filters to search by on the left-hand side of the screen.
If you go to google.com/movies, you can find a list of all the theaters and showtimes in your area. The map view feature lets you see nearby theaters playing specific films.
It is worth noting that Microsoft’s Bing search engine already has very similar features when you search for movies on there. It utilizes MSN movies, and has movie pages with trailers, reviews, photos, etc. It also has a map view feature. Google appears to have it beat on the genre listings feature, however.
Do you use Google (or Bing) to find movie showtimes when you go out? Do you find the new features helpful? Comment here.