Simple movie booking app with bonus video content
by on April 7, 2011
If you’ve already had a play with the Odeon iPhone app, you won’t find many surprises waiting for you in the Vue Cinemas equivalent. The app offers up standard cinema-goer favourites, like the addresses and contact details of your nearest Vue cinema, calculated using the iPhone’s GPS. Once you’ve tracked down your local Vue, tapping on its entry takes you to a page showing what’s on, and then onto an online booking page where you can order your tickets. There’s also a separate “Films” tab, which lets you browse everything that’s on at Vue cinemas across the country, read synopses, etc. So far, so standard.
Where the app does shake up the formula a little, though, is with the “Extras” tab, which offers related video content for films showing at Vue. There’s trailers, sure, but also available are cast interviews, press conferences at little behind the scenes peeks at the current run of Vue titles. It’s nothing you couldn’t find online with a little digging, but it’s a nice touch to present it all there in the app, and you also have the option to download each clip for later viewing.
The extras tab is a nice feature that was lacking from Odeon’s own iPhone app, but we have to levy the same question at Vue as we did in that review: with apps like Showtimes offering times, reviews and booking across different cinema chains (including both Vue and Odeon), are you really a loyal enough Vue customer to only need this app?
Download this app: Vue for iPhone
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