SMCinema.com - No More Lines, Go Online


SM Cinema unveils a digital masterpiece in www.smcinema.com. The new website offers a fresh new look, a distinctive feel and the absolute experience of total convenience. SM Cinema along with Marketing Convergence Inc. and Mobile Group Inc. have teamed up to bring you this state of the art information super portal.

The latest version of this information portal makes for the most convenient movie watching experience. Everything movies from A-Z is at your disposal with a click of the mouse. SM Cinema has reinvented the look and feel of the website to make it more appealing and user friendly to our customers. The look is clean and fresh which is exactly the kind of environment we want you to be in. The site is easy to navigate and will give you everything you need to know about the movie you want to watch.

Want to explore the newly opened SM Cinema branch? www.smcinema.com features google maps on the website to help you find your way to any SM Cinema branch.

What makes the SM Cinema website amazing is that it allows you to reserve and buy your tickets online. Millions of people all over the archipelago line up to watch movies at SM Cinemas. This success is characterized by long lines, especially during the blockbuster season. Now, you can purchase your tickets from the comfort of your own home, office or wherever you may be. What's more is that you can choose and reserve your seats before even getting to the theater!

Online ticket purchase is available through major credit cards and Globe GCash alike. Once you've purchased your tickets, you will be given a choice of either receiving an SMS (eTicket) or printing the e-mail verification. Scan the eTicket on your mobile phone or your printed copy on BCode machines located at cinema lobbies and your movie ticket will print instantly. After which, you may go straight to the theater where your movie is showing. BCode machines will recognize all mobile phones from colored LCDs to the old school black and white.

Think you won’t make it to the movie screening on time? Do you want to treat someone to a movie? You may pass the eTicket to your friends or relatives so that they may claim and use your tickets in your place. This unique ticketing system is the first in the country. SM Cinema pioneers this unique experience to enhance customer convenience in our theaters. We've made the entire process of buying your tickets as easy as 1,2,3.

With so many prizes and freebies to be given away online, be sure to visit and register at www.smcinema.com.The absolute experience of total convenience begins here!


SM Cinema

SM Cinema is proud to be the largest cinema exhibitor in the country today, currently operating 218 cinemas in 37 SM Malls nationwide! SM Cinema, which recently opened its newest branch in SM Novaliches last October 22, 2010 continues to expand with 2 more branches expected to open this year - San Pablo and Calamba, Laguna.

Leaders in the Digital Era

SM Digital Theaters - the FIRST TRUE digital cinema in the Philippines - opened its doors to the public on November 14, 2007 at The Block SM City North EDSA with Beowulf 3D as it's first movie shown. Since then, SM Digital Theater opened up opportunities for 3D cinema and featured some of the biggest 3D movies like Up, A Christmas Carol, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Shrek Forever After, Despicable Me, Megamind, giving moviegoers a fully-immersive experience.

SM Digital Theater shows it flexibility by also showing 2D Hollywood movies like Transformers 2, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, G.I. Joe, Wolfman and Inception. The noticeable difference is the unparalleled clarity of movies compared to movies shown in in regular 35 mm film.

SM Digital Theaters took a giant leap ahead of the digital pack when it became the first cinema to bring in the cutting-edge motion effect seat simulators last December 2009. SM Digital Theater is the only theater to offer seats which move with every action packed movie scene. With this new innovation, SM Digital Theater adds a whole new dimension to the cinematic experience.

Since it's first branch at The Block, SM City North EDSA, SM Digital Theater has rapidly grown with the birth of 25 more branches nationwide, SM Digital Theater continues to stamp its place as the leader in digital technology by bringing this cutting-edge cinematic experience to millions of Filipinos nationwide.

Experience the Difference. SM Digital Theater – The Leader in Digital Technology in the Country.

Firsts and Only

Once again SM Cinema paves the way for the ultimate cinematic experience. After opening the first ever IMAX Theatre in the Philippines at the SM Mall of Asia back in 2006, SM Cinema raised the bar with the country's first IMAX Digital Theatre at the SM City North EDSA last July 16, 2009. Now, SM Cinema strengthened its lead in the race for technological evolution with the first IMAX Digital Theatre in Cebu - reaching out to millions of Filipinos outside the Metro! IMAX Theatre SM Cebu opened with a bang last July 9, 2010 in time for the release of the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan movie, Inception! Only SM Cinema brings this breakthrough in cinematic experience to Filipinos nation wide.

IMAX Theatre SM City Cebu is uniquely equipped with IMAX's digital projection system which will surely deliver The IMAX ultimate movie experience to all its moviegoers.

IMAX Theatre's digital theater system uses a comprehensive suite of proprietary IMAX technologies, that, when integrated together, creates an experience that consistently puts the audience IN the movie.

This is the world's most advanced digital theatre system and is superior to all conventional digital systems, just as IMAX's film-based system is superior to conventional film-based systems.


Interactive Cinema

A first and only in the Philippines, Winema at SM Cinema is a groundbreaking innovation which turns the whole movie audience into human joysticks through interactive cinema gaming. The project launched last May 2010 in SM Megamall with Boink Out (an Arkanoid game) and Power Catcher (catching falling products). Due to insistent public demand, Winema was launched in SM North Edsa The Block Cinema 1 (September 8) and SM Mall of Asia Cinema 3 (September 9).

The elements of the game are fairly easy. With a motion sensitive camera, movie watchers will maneuver the character on screen left and right by waving their arms in the air according to the direction they want it to follow. Each game will run for 1:30 minutes so the movie audience need to accumulate as much points under the given time.

Aside from playing Winema for free, the movie audience that gets to beat the high score will receive a prize for each audience member. So as they say, focus!

To ensure the novelty of this breakthrough for loyal SM Cinema patrons, new games will be introduced regularly. Winema schedule: Fridays (6PM onwards), Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.

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