Schedules - Marquee

Description: Get the showtimes for your local movie theaters in this gorgeous aqua marquee. Enter your zip code and Marquee will download the showtimes for all of the theaters in your area. Use the left and right arrows to scroll through the theaters to find the one that you want. Then use the up and down arrows to scroll through the movie listings. In order to save room for the other widgets on your desktop, Marquee will only display three movie listings per screen. Showtime data is downloaded each time you enter a zip code, or if it has been more than twelve hours since showtimes were downloaded last.
Author: dreamflask
Version: 1.03
New in v1.03: This version is 30% smaller to make room for your growing widget collection. If any of the information on the marquee is too long to fit, you can move your mouse over it and it will scroll across the marquee so that you can view the information in its entirety. Now works for Canadian postal codes as well as US zip codes.
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 4:04 AM
Rating: (4.28 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2780 (all versions), 1883 (this version)
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looks awsome! great job

Posted by: rblitz on May 25, 05 (4:05 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Nice widget. A few things you need to fix:

1) the number of movies displayed is really a big limit, make it 4-6 and it would be more useful I think.

2) The line of show times is too short for movies playing in multiple theatres at multiplexes. So the later times (evening shows mostly) are being cutoff. Killing the usefullness of the widget.

Also, as interesting at the border design is, it is really too gaudy for most mac users. Tone it down a bit, and I think you may get more folks downloading this widget.

Posted by: kineel on May 25, 05 (8:50 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Some closer theaters not included, but some more distant ones are.

Posted by: telem on May 26, 05 (6:55 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Wow, the interface is outstanding. I only have a 12" pb, but the design is worth the space it takes up. One suggestion, I added "nt=30" to the tail end of the URL that you use in movietimes.pl to expand the area for which it returns movies for. It would be great to have this user configurable from within the widget. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: dmcgaugh on May 26, 05 (9:35 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Nice Widget, I've been enjoying it's usefulness and pleasant artistic design. The first comment indicated that the border is too much...I think it is very nice, but perhaps making it take up less space while maintaining the artistic flare would be good.

A resizeable window with mouse-wheel scrolling, and links to the previews at Apple's QuickTime Movie Trailer site would be nifty smiley

Posted by: Frumius on Jun 20, 05 (9:36 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I really like this widget. The only thing that I would like added is a feature to order tickets online.

If you could add links to "movietickets.com" when you click on a movie. The links wouldn't have to point to each individual time, just the movie page for the theater that was selected.

Posted by: Prongs on Aug 14, 05 (3:07 AM) for version 1.03 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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