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Google Movies | Savvy Tech Tips

December 19th 2006

Google Movies

Computer: All • Level: Novice

Want a quick way to find nearby movie showtimes? Well, you can once again use the versatile Google search bar to accomplish this task. Similar to our earlier Google weather trick, you can type the word “movies” and a zip code or city name in the Google search bar to pull up a listing of movies in and around that zip code or city.

Here are two examples:

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The top return for this type of search shows a movie reel and a link for showtimes, as shown below. Click on the Showtimes link.
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Now, you’ve got a ton of handy movie information to examine. There are movie times, locations, information, and various links. Here is an example of the top portion of the resultant window:

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Most of this page is self-explanatory, but the
re are a couple of things to note. First, note that you can search the listings for showtimes for upcoming days. Second, note that you can click on the links in the top right of the window to reorganize the information by theater distance, movie popularity, movie rating, and movie title. “Theater distance” is great if you know where you want to go but don’t know what you want to see there. “Movie title” is handy if you have a particular movie you want to see but don’t know where it’s playing.Enjoy! As always, comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome.

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