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Going to the Movies with your iPhone

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 6/28/2010

If you're looking for a great app to help when you go to the movies with your iPhone, look no further than this list of iPhone apps. These apps will help you find theaters, movies, tickets and other related information.

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    Fandango Movie - Times & Tickets

    Fandango Movie The Fandango Movie app is probably one of the most popular and widely used iPhone movie apps. Its major features can be categorized into three functions - browse movies, find theaters and buy tickets. Each of these major features includes even more detailed features that will surely make you love this iPhone movie app. For browsing movies this app lets you find movies playing in your local theaters through its robust search function and browsing mode. You can browse for movies "opening this week," "top box office," or "coming soon.' After you've found a particular movie that you want to watch, you can then locate the nearest theater where it is showing using your iPhone's location feature. You can also browse in-app maps to help you find the nearest or most conveniently located theaters. And finally, when you want to buy tickets you can also do so inside the app. But to do this, you must register at the Fandago site and add a credit card. Overall, Fandago is a must-have iPhone movie app for movie fanatics. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    iLocate - Movie Theaters

    iLocate - Movie Theaters If you don't want the other features of Fandango and you just need a movie theater locator, this app is your best bet. iLocate lets you find movie theaters contained in its searchable database of all movie locations. It allows you to search using zip (postal) code or GPS to find movie theaters anywhere. The app features - one click contact info, list or map view and a 10 per page loading system when displaying theater listings. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Naviflix Movie and Cinema Showtimes

    Naviflix This app is pretty awesome since it contains movie theater listings and schedules in the U.S. and in other countries as well, including - Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait and more. It features an easy to use interface for searching and browsing movie theater information that lets you view trailers and movie stills, movie listings by cinema, share movie thoughts with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and show times. So, if you're travelling to another country, particularly those covered by this app, it would be worthwhile to check for movies that are already showing in those countries. (Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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    Metromix What's Nearby

    Metromix What's Nearby After watching a movie, you're probably starving and now looking for a place to dine. This app will help you find the best spot to enjoy an after movie chat with your date. The app is also location aware and instantly checks out what is available in the area where you are. It lets you find name and address information, maps and the distance of the restaurant to where you are, phone number, other people's overall rating of the restaurant and other features. The app is available for key U.S. locations such as Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Tampa Bay and more. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    Movies by Flixter

    Movies by Flixter Of course, our list of iPhone movie theaters and times apps would not be complete without including one of the best movie apps for the iPhone - Flixter's Movies. It's probably the best iPhone movie app, thanks to its rich features and functionality. The app lets you find showtimes, watch movie trailers, read reviews of movies from Rotten Tomatoes as well as share movie ratings with your friends. And when I say feature-rich, I really mean it as the app lets you browse a DVD catalog of more than 5,000 films, view top box office leaders, search for movies by title, director or actors, find restaurants nearby, buy or rent movies, and more. Flixter Movies app is definitely a must-download app for all movie buffs. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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