WP Cinema is a movie display, management and ticketing system intended for cinema websites.
WP Cinema is a movie display and management system intended for cinema websites. It is flexible, configurable, and powerful, and can be integrated with your inhouse ticketing system.
It provides the following functionality:
The basic version of WP Cinema provided here works for 1-3 screens and is sufficient to run a small cinema or film festival website.
We're excited to be able to offer a starter product which helps smaller cinemas, film festivals and occasional venues to get a functional cinema website going at virtually no cost.
WP Cinema provides a simple framework for displaying today's session times on the home page. The home page format displays a thumbnail for each movie, along with a title and session times. The session times are clickable and lead to a configurable booking link.
The user can also click on a movie which then displays in it's own page, with a description of the movie (which you can edit). The commercial version provides default images and description, in the lite version you enter everything yourself.
There are several different formats implemented through the use of shortcodes; at the moment these are:
WP Cinema makes it easy for customers to book; they simply click on the session time which takes them straight to your booking page.
Booking pages/links can be provided by integration modules, or you can enter your own booking links on the setup page.
Payment for bookings via PayPal will be included in the free version shortly.
Integration provides the following features:
The free version does not provide any free integration modules; though it is completely usable without them via the manual entry system.
WP Cinema integrates with a number of in-house ticketing systems through additional licencing modules. This provides fully automated update of session times on an hourly (or configurable) basis, as well as (in the near future) flagging of sessions that are full or nearly full.
If your ticketing system provides a site or link for booking, the session links can be set to go direct to the appropriate site.
Full support for internet booking is currently under development; when this is done you'll be able to sell tickets for most systems direct from your site. Currently you can only sell tickets through the configurable third party link system as just mentioned.
As mentioned previously, the free version allows you to enter all movie descriptions, images and session information yourself. Provided you enter sufficient days ahead (we recommend at least 3-5 days) the times will rotate on the site to show the relevant times for today.
Please see the screenshots page for more information, or view our short video.
We recommend use of the automated synchronization module for your ticketing system to remove the need for nearly all manual entry. Note that if no automated module for your system is available, you can choose to use the manual system until it is ready (see FAQ).
You can set up special programme pages for specialized movie categories.
The system provides easy and powerful categorization for special sessions, such as "baby friendly", or premium/luxury/gold sessions, or special showings or festivals.
This is configurable and can be controlled:
Once you have the categories setup, you can use them in the following ways:
This allows you to market to special interest groups, or to run special "festivals" throughout the year, with their own dedicated pages.
A more advanced commercial version extends the free version with plugins and support services:
WP Cinema provides an excellent basis for cinema site development. If you are a web developer wanting to use WP Cinema in your customer site, we have wholesale pricing and extended developer support available, including developer training (no charge at the moment) and site setup services.