November 18, 2003

Dear Yahoo

Dear Yahoo!Movies Product Manager Team,

I like your movie listings and showtimes and use these pages regularly to find out what films are showing in town and as well as when and where they're showing. Great site, please never change it.

Oh. Wait. Please change one little thing: see, there's tiny new feature that would be very handy. It would be really cool if you would show a little (D) code or icon next to those showtimes for which the film is being presented in digital projection.

Some theatres provide this info for you, and occasionally I'll see a "DLP - Digital Projection" note associated with a particular screening within a particular theatre. But I don't have any confidence these infrequent mentions represent ALL of the theatres in my market (San Diego County) that are currently featuring films presented digitally. Maybe an orange icon or something loud and obvious would do the trick, enabling the digital showings to jump out when one does a quick scan down the page.

Perhaps if you got your bizdev folks to give a call to the digital projector companies, and have them pay you, or pay the theatres, to add this data to your movie showtime pages. After all, they want to create a market demand for these digital presentations but if the market doesn't even know about them or where they're showing, it's going to be a long hard road.

I look forward to a rapid implementation of this feature some time soon.

Your friend,
A. Moviegoer Posted by brian at November 18, 2003 08:57 PM


This article belongs on as it is a UI related issue :->

Posted by: dano at November 20, 2003 07:32 AM

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