|Available In: App Store||Price: Free|
BoxOffice is an application that allows you to search for theaters and movies available in those theaters based on location. When you open the application you will get a blank screen and a lower menu bar with the options; Movies, Theaters and Setting. The first place you will want to go is into the Settings. Here you can either enter a zip code or select the locate icon in the upper left corner and the app will find your current location. You can then choose the radius in which you would like the application to search. The radius options start at 5 miles and go in increments of five up to a 50 mile radius. You can also learn more about the application by selecting the About option. Once you have entered everything into the Settings, you can then choose either the Movies or Theaters option.
If you select the Movies options, you will get a list of current movie that are playing in the theaters near you. You can sort the movies by Title or Rating. When you select a movie you will get the movie’s page which gives a short description of the movie and a list of all the theaters, with-in the radius you chose, that are showing the movie. Below each theater title it will display the times in which that movie is showing in that theater.
If you select the Theater option on the lower menu bar, you will get a list of all the theaters with-in the radius you chose. You can sort the list by name or distance. If you select one of the theaters on the list you are given the address of the theater (which can then be selected and will open in Google Maps), a phone number for the theater (which can also be selected which will call the number, a list of the movies that are playing in that theater and the times each of the movies are showing.
I personally like to have all my information in one spot. Which means I would prefer to see the address of the theater even when I am in the Movies search. Other wise, once I find a movie I want to see and figure out which theater is showing it…I have to go into the Theaters option in order to get the map and phone number for that theater. But, that is just personal preference. I do like that you are given a description and rating of the movie as well as the theaters it is available in.