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- New Ways to See and Share Your Reader Reviews [1/12]
- New Navigation with Dropdown Menus [10/21]
- Photo Gallery Upgrades - Larger Photos, Arrow Key Navigation [4/27]
- "Share Links" Added for Theaters to Make Facebook / Social Media Links Easier [6/9]
- The BigScreen Cinema Guide is Now Smartphone-Friendly! [4/29]
- Theaters in Movie Showtimes Now Sorted by Distance or by Theater Name [2/19]
- Theater Showtimes Now Sorted by Release Date by Default, New Date Groups Added [1/30]
- Theater Listings and Movie Showtimes Now Support Geolocation [1/30]
- Box Office Reports Added for Each Movie [1/7]
- "Now Showing" Enhanced with Sticky Options, Faster Speed [5/27]
The Search page is now a little stronger, thanks to the addition of Google search functionality.
In addition to using the Search page to query our database for movies and theaters, you are now able to use Google to search all the pages on our site, plus the rest of the web.
This addition allows you to find information on our site much easier than before, as the search results are not limited to movie names, cast lists, theater names, and cities. For example, the South Towne Cinema in Madison, WI recently closed. I wrote a Journal article about the closure on Monday about it, but if you did a search for "south towne" using the Search page, you would only find the theater's entry. You would then need to browse to the Journal Articles page to see any related articles for that theater.
Using the Google search dialog on the Search page, entering "south towne" and selecting to search this site, would reveal many more relevant results. Choosing to search the entire web would reveal even more results from all web sites in Google's index.
This additional functionality is now available on the Information and Journal Articles pages for all movies and all theaters in our publication as well. Just look for the "Looking for More Information?" heading on those pages and you will see the search dialog.
Give it a try and see for yourself!
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