A box of chocolates? Not our API

Frequently asked questions about our service. So you wont have a bitter surprise.

What is InternationalShowtimes? is the most comprehensive showtimes syndication worldwide. We aggregate movie meta data, showtimes data, ticket deeplinking in one simple API for your online or offline content, apps or services.

How is the movie & showtimes data provided?

The data is provided through a JSON RESTful API. If required, the data can also be provided as XML or CSV files (additional costs may apply). Get a quick overview of our documentation HERE (probably helpful if you are a developer).

What is an API?

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a gateway that allows software to connect to each other. With this interface software can exchange communication and information.

  • In the case of International Showtimes the API is the gateway to metadata and allows customers to have access to it.
  • The API provides smart endpoints: locales, countries, cities, cinemas, cinema chains, movies, genres and showtimes.
  • To connect two systems (APIs) it requires IT development knowledge. Normally APIs provide a documentation that contains information about how to use them. To view the International Showtimes API documentation click here.
To get basic information from the API without connecting to the system the International Showtimes development team provides sample requests that can simply be entered in the browser. To learn more about sample requests click here.

What is metadata?

Metadata or meta information are structured information that provide information about characteristics of other data. In the case of International Showtimes it can be attributes to a cinema or movie.

  • Metadata can help to identify and archive data. An example of metadata is the title and release date of a book. In the universe of movies and cinemas it can be the title and the genre of a specific movie.
  • Metadata can be found anywhere and are a common form when it comes to big data.

What is a full service API?

Full service refers to the capabilities of our powerful tool. We are the Avengers of movie data. Meta Data + Showtimes + Deeplinks + Global coverage is an unstoppable combination. Are you missing anything that makes you wonder if we deserve such praise? Let us know and we'll bring Thor's Hammer down on that issue (by fixing it).

How accurate is the showtime data?

We have been in the industry for too long to provide bad data. Your users find wrong showtimes on search engines worldwide? Your users are sent to wrong deeplinks? Say no more. We have a layered security set-up that always double and triple checks showtimes in order to deliver the best data out there. Try International Showtimes today and start fueling your business with the best showtime & movie data.

What kind of data is provided in the service?

We generally provide a large variety of movie theater data in one single API. Our data sets range from movie meta data (synopsis, cast, HD trailers, posters, scene images...), movie theater data (location, maps, contact information...) to showtimes syndication (cinema showtimes, ticket deeplinks). We are even including movie ratings like IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic in our API.

Are showtimes and movie data provided in my country?

We are constantly updating our showtimes coverage on an international level. For the moment we cover showtimes & ticket deeplinks for following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Hong kong
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Missing a country you need? Just let us know and we might push it up the list.

Is support provided to API subscriptions?

Yes - we are taking all issues seriously and will help you in the setup process. In the premium subscription tier we will work with you even closer and react faster. Our tech and support staff will assist you in any way needed - just write to [email protected].

Is there a free plan?

Since data aggregation doesn't come without cost, we have to charge every customer of ours. You do have 7 days to test our API for free. Your users will thank you for the small investment you're about to make.

Can I use International Showtimes as a backend to power my application?

Yes. This comes at an additional cost for us since your users will send requests directly to our system - which means we will set up a dedicated server for you, which the client has to cover.

Can I import the International Showtimes data to my system?

Yes, using the API you can import the International Showtimes data directly into your own database. This gives you full flexibility and maximum performance for your own backend.