The best cinema-world navigator
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 17 Oct 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
KinoPoisk is an official application from the same-name website which is the largest Russian-language portal dedicated to the cinema industry and new films distribution. Summer's over, and people have less and less desire to spend time outdoors. At least, if we talk about free time that you want to spend for your own pleasure.
No, you can, of course, come up with a holy load of activities. For example, to go to a club or an entertainment center. But sometimes you really want to get away from it all, and if we are not talking about active rest, the best option is a trip to a cinema to watch another new movie. For such cases, the application may come in handy, and believe us, no analogue or information site can meet the challenge better than this application.
Search through the applicationNow you don't need to look at the sites of the closest theaters to find out what and when they are going to show. Just start the application, confirm the city where you are (or choose any from a huge list), the date of screening, and the genre. Additionally, you can choose sorting by halls, rating, date of the premiere, or the film title. After that, the program will provide you with a list of films with information on their duration and rating.
Making a tap on the movie you are interested in, you are redirected to the next menu where you can select movie theaters by name or the nearest distance from your location. There will also be noted a time of screening in each of the theaters and their exact address. Having made a choice about a particular theater, you are redirected back to the page with a map on which there will be marked its location and contact information. At that, with swipes in the same menu, you can look through the list of all movies being screened that day and, respectively, the time of screening.
Additional featuresAs for other services, the list is huge. You can learn the schedule showing film premieres for several months or even years in advance, view ratings of movies by categories such as the box office, top 250, popular actors/movies, learn the biography of an interesting actor, watch movie trailers, read reviews of users, and more other things. The program works on the territory of CIS countries, namely Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
ResumeEven if you're not a fan of cinema, with this application you can choose which movie is worth seeing at home, for example, in the online movie theater IVI or another similar service. The application has an intuitively intelligible interface and will not cause problems even for those who only yesterday got a smartphone based on Windows Phone. KinoPoisk is distributed for free and without any advertisements.