Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to use your APIs?

In general terms, the price will vary according to:

  • which of our APIs you would like to use
  • the number of requests you are anticipating
  • which country or countries you require data for
  • the purpose of your end product.

Please contact support@movieglu.com to arrange a call to discuss your requirements.

Why do you sometimes only have showtimes for 3 or 4 days in advance?

Cinemas plan their weekly schedules from Friday to Thursday.

On a Friday the information will usually be available 7 days ahead. However on a Monday morning it’s likely that there will only be information up to and including Thursday. During the day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we receive updates from every movie theater for the following week (starting Friday). So it may be that we have information for as much as 9 days ahead on a Wednesday.  In general, here are the number of days ahead that showtimes are made available: Monday 4, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 9, Thursday 8, Friday 7, Saturday 6, Sunday 5.

Occassionally film showtimes are made available many weeks ahead for anticipated blockbusters or other popular releases.

Why won’t my API request work?

We usually return a status code with each response (assuming that you are using the correct URL of course).  The status code will indicate the likely cause for the problem.  Please refer to our list of Response Status Codes on our Headers and Responses page.

Can I cache your responses?

You can cache responses on individual clients / devices if the Expires field in the Response header shows a date/time later than the current time. If the date/time is before the current time, then you should not cache the data.

Expires –> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:30:00 GMT

You are not allowed to store our data on your own servers.