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Apr 9 -- The Journal section has been upgraded to be more visually interesting as well as more flexible for us to provide you with interesting information about enjoying movies, whether they are showing in...
Mar 19 -- To put it plainly, the last several days have been daunting and exhausting. What started in December as reports came in about a virus outbreak in China has grown to a worldwide pandemic that has...
Feb 27, 2019 -- We have added a new advanced search tool that allows you to find movies playing in Dolby Cinema locations anywhere in the United States: Movies Playing in Dolby Cinema The tool will show you...
Apr 4, 2018 -- Some theaters have special presentations that cater to moviegoers with special needs and those that prefer to go to movies where the sound isn't quite as loud, the lights aren't quite as low, and/or...
Oct 5, 2017 -- We would like to extend a big welcome to our newest writer -- Pippa Roslyn! She will be writing a weekly article in the Odds & Ends section, and her debut article is titled "From a Fan to the...
Jan 12, 2017 -- Our Reader Reviews allow readers to post their reviews about the movies they see, as an alternative to the professional critics that can be found on our Reviews pages for movies. When you write a...
Oct 21, 2016 -- If you are using the desktop version of this site, you will notice that we now have a new layout for the navigation bar that is at the top of every page. We thought that it was time to make some...
Apr 27, 2016 -- The Photo Gallery pages for movies and theaters was upgraded recently to support larger photos. Previously, all photos were limited to 600 pixels wide and 600 pixels high. Now, photos are still...
Jun 9, 2015 -- We recently added a new feature for movie theaters that makes it much easier to post links to Facebook for pages related to each theater, and the movies they are playing. The new feature can be found...
Apr 29, 2015 -- After a long time in development, The BigScreen Cinema Guide now has a smartphone-friendly interface! When you visit this site with a smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.), the site will automatically...
Feb 19, 2015 -- We're happy to announce that theaters in movie showtimes now can be sorted by distance as well as by name! The list of theaters shown on a movie's Showtimes page has always been sorted by the...
Jan 30, 2015 -- We've changed the default sort option for Theater Showtimes to the "Sort by Release Date" option that was added in May 2014. This option makes it easier to find new releases as they are listed first...
Jan 30, 2015 -- Ever since we began offering lists of theaters near a particular location, we've used ZIP codes as the center of those results. While we've expanded to using Canadian postal codes as well, the...
Jan 7, 2015 -- We have added a "Box Office Performance" page for all movies, which show the statistics from the weekly Box Office Reports that are available in Now Showing. There are currently 1,013 movies which...
May 27, 2014 -- We just completed a major cleaning of "Now Showing," which is the section of this site that displays showtimes and information for movies that are playing in theaters. In conjunction with a similar...
May 23, 2014 -- We just completed a major cleaning of "The Marquee," which is the section of this site that displays movie theaters and their showtimes, information, etc. Every line of code was reviewed and entire...
Mar 27, 2014 -- On the heels of the Photo Gallery upgrade comes some changes to the Trailers & Videos pages for movies. If you are familiar with the layout from the past, you'll notice that the changes we made...
Mar 17, 2014 -- You may have noticed recently that we have upgraded the look and functionality of the Photo Gallery feature for movies and theaters. As you can see in the example above for Divergent, the thumbnails...
Aug 5, 2013 -- We noticed recently that the "Reader Favorites" listing on the "All Movies" page in Now Showing was displaying more movies from days gone by than new releases and we thought that it would make more...
Jul 25, 2013 -- About a year after its introduction, Dolby's Atmos™ sound format has gained some traction, with almost 50 movies released in 2013 with Dolby Atmos sound mixes. The number of Atmos-equipped...


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