One of the most frustrating things about going for a movie is waiting in line to purchase the tickets. Even pre-booking it from the cinema’s website doesn’t make much difference in some countries because pre-booking the movie ticket usually means that you are going to have to arrive forty-five minutes before show time to collect the tickets, failing which would result in the tickets being given away to last minute ticket buyers.
The only good news about going to the movies is that you get to buy it right off the website with online payment. But with everything going absolutely mobile, things have taken a very interesting twist in the form of mobile QR Codes and smart phones.
Now, not only is it possible for movie lovers to browse, on their smart phones, the latest movies showing in cinemas near them, it is also possible to purchase the tickets while waiting for their meals to be served. Talk about mobility, eh?
The concept is not all that new because last year and the year before, some cinemas were already offering online ticket booking services. The difference is that you will need to get to the cinema and wait at the somewhat shorter line to get the paper ticket. Not anymore.
With QR Codes, all you need is to download a QR Code into your phone once the purchasing process is over, and you’re done. When you arrive at the cinema, all-ready for your show, you go straight to the cinema and flash the QR Code on your phone and you are well on your way. At the entrance, the employees are armed with a special barcode scanner that reads QR Codes.
But all this, as astonishingly exciting as it sounds, is only at its infancy stage and the movie to roll out this form of mobile ticketing is the movie ‘Fandango’ and is available only in several theaters in and around the United States.
To name a few of these cinemas: In NY, there’s City Cinema, Angelika Film Center, The Paris Theater. In Houston, Angelika Film Center is having the same thing. In New Jersey, only Manville 12 Plex is rolling with the new fad and in the meantime, La Messa Grossmont Center and Clairemont Town Square Stadium in San Diego are keen to follow.
This list is not the complete one because you can find out more information about this form of QR Code ticketing from the website www.movietickets.com.
More articles in this topic
Talk about marketing and you will get differing opinions on what works and what is effective. We have seen a lot of success stories as far as marketing is concerned, and this one is no exception. Martell Noblige Cognac brought together different types of marketing to come up with its latest campaign. The theme for […]Read more
When it comes to the environment, we all have to pitch in. While it is best to minimize the amount of waste we produce, there is still garbage that we have to take care of. One of the best ways to dispose garbage is to segregate it. You can always sell recyclable materials such as […]Read more
Parents of kids with autism have many fears. One of them is losing their kids as they wander off to some place they are not familiar with. QR codes have been helping parents with autistic kids. It is a fact that most kids with autism will wander and get lost with their parents. It happened […]Read more
- Reader, Oh Reader
- Need To Change The Learning Process
- Sonic Drive-in Uses QR Codes for Fundraising Campaign
- Scanning QR Codes: Be Safe
- Intel and Inside Secure Enter Near-Field Communication Agreement
- Cape Grim Beefing Up Their Marketing With QR Codes
- QR Codes: What Your Customers Might Be Saying
- The Most Popular Facebook Apps
- QR codes for Professionals
- Oroton Australia Summer 09 QR Code Campaign
Google Android news and discussion.
Deliver latest top technology stories and breaking IT news
Near Field Communication (NFC) news, ideas, projects and technologies.
QR Code, Datamatrix and other two dimensional barcode news and analysis.
Tips, advices, how-to's and DIYs for the latest technologies.