Flixster - Showtimes + Tickets
By Flixster, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Download Flixster – the most downloaded movie app of all time. Stay up to date with movie news, check showtimes, guarantee tickets, discover movies at home, and get Rotten Tomatoes® scores.
Now make moviegoing even easier with Flixster’s refreshed movie discovery experience and more.
- Get the latest Rotten Tomatoes® Tomatometer scores and movie reviews from critics.
- Find the latest movie news right at your fingertips with the News page in the global nav. Stay in the know with all things movies, from articles on award contenders to video exclusives with the hottest casts.
- Watch the latest trailers and check out cast overviews and movie images.
- Movies don’t stop in the theater. Discover what movies are available at home and where to watch them.
BROWSE MOVIES + THEATERS
- Browse the latest movies and top box office picks.
- Check showtimes at your favorite theaters or find nearby theaters.
- View theater amenities (Reserved Seating, Mobile Ticket, etc.).
- Looking for movie tickets? Guarantee your seats and head straight to the movies, with ticketing powered by Fandango.
What's New in Version 8.0.1
Brand new Flixster app, with refreshed design
Very bad redesign!
The usability of this app just plummeted. You took a really-useful screen that was a list view of current movies out, capable of showing a dozen or more titles at a time, and changed it to a scrolling grid that can show 3 large images plus three more half-pictures on an iPhone 6s. The single comprehensive overview of a movie is gone, split into two tabs (so now instead of information about the movie and tomatomometer scores to help me make my decision, the initial view is ticketing - but since I haven’t made my decision yet, it’s now two taps to get to the same info). The Consensus seems to be gone entirely, and you now only show three reviews by default.
Overall, the app has dropped hard in usability. I’m sure, sitting around a conference room table, the still mock-ups of the new design made pretty pictures. But in terms of actually USING the app, it’s gone in a very bad direction.
Good design is functional as well as attractive. I was able to access and understand more information more quickly with the previous design. I’m not against change, but this new design is more fluff than useful. Very disappointed.
Changes are really bad...
I rarely write reviews, but I had to try to get the message to the developers, the changes in the layout and features of the most recent update are really bad. It's a shame because this was by far the most useful app for finding movie times and seeing what was playing where, but now it's just full of really jarring symbols and very little useful information. I click on the grey circle with a line, and it's not clear what theater that is. It's at the top of the screen? You mean, the half of the title I can see? Or the big "CITY NAME" on the map when looking at theaters, blocking out a third of the view? Yes, I am familiar with the city I am in, thanks. And let's not even get into how big the Ads are now...
Anyway, I used to find this extremely useful, but now it's just annoying, which is a shame.
Change a couple things back please.
1. Change the grid layout back to the list layout when organizing movies. Who thought it’d be easier to scroll down the movies displaying them horizontally?... Slap that person.
Even if for some reason they thought it looked better, function should come before form. This isn’t interior decorating. l’ve been found eating at the kitchen table, unable to see the TV. It’s time to switch things back to the way they were. Just throw a new coat of paint on the walls and call it good. Don’t be stubborn about it.
2. When you click on a movie it should default to the ‘details’ tab, not the ‘buy tickets’ tab. Research is the first step in choosing a movie. It should take higher priority over buying tickets. Unless you want people to research somewhere else that’ll give them the details faster?... Change it back.
The reason people use this app is to get info and reviews. They’ll see an ad or two (at the max!!!) and then maybe buy a ticket. Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be. If the redesign was an attempt to get people to buy more tickets using the app, you failed miserably.