One of the latest trends in the entertainment business has been the push by the movie industry to get people going to the movies again. There was a time when the public rushed over to their local movie theater to check out the latest crop of new movie releases, but over the years, people started to stay home figuring it was a better experience.
Considering movie food & drinks weren’t that special, theater seating & sound weren’t well-adapted to new technology, and considering the amount of cell phone light & distractions that were showing up everywhere, why would you want to make any expense to ultimately not enjoy a movie?
Luckily, movie theater companies started listening, and things have started to certainly sway in favor of the moviegoing public. This is all great, but when you consider just how many good movies are also being released, there’s a real desire to check out the newest movies on a screen they were meant to be seen on.
The hardest part in this equation happens to be keeping up with new movies being released. It seems that at every turn, a new film is coming out. Some movies are released globally whereas others are quietly making their way in limited release in local theaters. Foreign films have maintained tremendous clout in the domestic movie market here in the U.S.. It’s no wonder that someone trying to stay on top of things in terms of checking out the latest films will be running a little behind.
Or will they? If you happen to be a movie buff or even just a former moviegoer looking to get back into the swing of things because the theater game is improving, here are seven ways to find new movie releases you’ll love:
Web search/Internet – Truth be told, searching on the internet will likely get you all of the information you need without having to use any other methods. Still, you need to be savvy on how to search, and this can be based on movie studios, actors & actresses, or even genres.
“Moviefone” – At one time, Moviefone was the greatest thing to happen to the movie-loving public. You could easily know what was playing & where by dialing a phone number & listening. Though it has fallen by the wayside, Moviefone & other similar services are now available via smart phone app.
Old-School – Even though print media seems to be dead, there are still some great newspapers across the country, and you can still find movie showtimes.
Friends & Family – Even though they may not have the best opinions, your friends & family are always a good bet for information on movies to check out, especially if you know that one person who is on top of releases.
Movie Previews – We tend to zone out during the previews when we watch a movie, but you’re actually getting some pretty legit info on the coolest new movies coming soon.
Social Media – Much like other forms of media & information, movie previews & trailers are readily available via your social media outlets.
“Cloud” Tech – The latest in technology, you’re now able to go online & merge a new movie release calendar with your own device calendar so that you can get alerts for new movies the same way you’re reminded about a dentist appointment.