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Jul 4, 2013 -- One of the most frequent requests we get is to provide ticket pricing for more theaters. Unfortunately, that's one of the most difficult details about a theater for us to provide, since theaters...
Sep 17, 2012 -- While fixing a problem that I found on the iTunes section of our Gift Shop, where you can rent and purchase movies (and purchase songs) online, I decided to make some improvements. This section of...
Aug 2, 2011 -- As I was posting the Journal article about the Silverdome Drive-in closing, I wanted to find out where the nearest drive-ins were to the Silverdome's location. Rather than sift through the 50+...
Jun 30, 2011 -- After being in publication for more than 16 years, we've collected quite a substantial amount of information about movie theaters. You may already enjoy the ability to view news articles about...
May 26, 2011 -- In the last few years, the number of movies with multiple versions has expanded considerably. First came "The IMAX Experience" version of traditional movies, and now quite a few also have 3D variants...
Apr 29, 2010 -- Now that we are carrying showtimes and information for all theaters in the United States, it was high time that we expand our support of theaters in Canada as well. The next step in that process...
Apr 8, 2010 -- Back in January 1995, The BigScreen Cinema Guide started out with very humble beginnings. Originally named The Penguin Cinema Guide, it listed movie showtimes for theaters only in the Milwaukee,...
Nov 17, 2009 -- We've just released a new tool that will make finding movie theaters even easier! The ZIP Code Search tool allows you to search for a city name and it will show you the ZIP codes for that city. ...
Oct 26, 2009 -- We are very happy to announce a new feature, called Theater Comments, that has been added to every active theater in The BigScreen Cinema Guide! Example of Theater Comments Ratings Form This...
Oct 12, 2009 -- One of the most common messages we receive through our Feedback Form is someone trying to contact a theater. Unfortunately, in most cases, we aren't able to pass along their message because we aren't...
Sep 16, 2009 -- The Search tool has just been upgraded with the ability to search for a theater owner! This new feature requires an exact match, so the best way to activate it is from the Information Page of a...
Aug 14, 2009 -- When The BigScreen Cinema Guide turned 13 in 2008, I had posted a kind of a "state of the web site" message where I announced the intention of adding features to the site that allow greater reader...
Jul 9, 2009 -- After getting a suggestion from one of our readers, I just put the finishing touches on a new feature that I hope is the first of quite a few advanced search features on the site. This new tool...
May 1, 2009 -- Today marks the beginning of a very busy blockbuster season for movies. Every studio with a big release is going to get it into theaters between now and the end of August. In fact, between today and...
Mar 9, 2009 -- After receiving a message from a reader that couldn't find the new Star Trek trailer on the movie's Trailers & Videos page, I realized that it would be handy to see quickly which videos have been...
Feb 5, 2009 -- At the end of January, The BigScreen Cinema Guide marked the end of its 14th year of publication! Back in January 1995, this site was launched as the "Penguin Cinema Guide" and it delivered...
Dec 1, 2008 -- Our Trailers and Videos pages for movies are very popular, and I am happy to announce that they have gotten better with the addition of Hulu as a content provider! The videos are embedded flash apps...
Jul 28, 2008 -- Some movie theaters specialize in showing classic movies, while other theaters run classic movies as special shows at midnight or some other time of day. While the "All Movies" page showed...
Jul 14, 2008 -- Our Trailers & Videos pages have always been great places to check out trailers for movies and to see video clips, featurettes, and interviews related to the movies. Until now, those clips have...
May 9, 2008 -- Our large collection of photo galleries for both movies and theaters are now open to the general public! Over the years, we've compiled photo galleries containing large 600-pixel photos from more...


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