In line with cinema industry practice, showtimes after midnight are treated as part of the previous day. The 24 hour period is treated as 03:00 – 02:59 (rather than 00:00 – 23:59). For example, cinemas may publish the following showtimes for 1st January: 10:00, 13:00, 17:00, 21:00, 01:00. The final time is treated as still being on 1st January, and not 2nd January. When requesting times for 1st January from our API, you will receive all five showtimes.
When highly anticipated films are released, the first showing may be at midnight on the official release day, but is recorded in our database as a time for the previous day. For example, if a film is officially released on 1st November, some cinemas may show it at 00:01 on 1st November (actual time and date). However, cinemas will publish this time as being part of the 31st October schedule because it starts before 02:59.
Showtimes are always returned as the times published on the originating cinema’s website. They are not adjusted for timezones or daylight savings.