Odd are you’re going to Ster-Kinekor if you’re in South Africa and want to see a movie in theatres. After all, it is one of the largest cinema companies in South Africa. Good news if you do see movies there often, because they’ve just released an official app for Windows Phone.
Ster-Kinekor (sterkinekor.com) has over 54 movie complexes in South Africa and can claim over 400 screens with over 63,000 seats. It’s by far the largest movie chain controlling about 65% of the market. They also operate Cinema Nouvea, a chain of 15 digital cinema houses focuses on more independent films.
Like any good movie theatre apps, Ster-Kinekor does everything you’d expect it to. You can brose current showings, watch trailers, and purchase tickets all within the app. You can also toggle between Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau to find what you want. Here’s what you get with the app:
- Swipe through movie lists to see what’s currently playing and coming soon
- Browse and filter movies by genre, cinema and date
- View high-quality trailers
- Read detailed movie information like synopses, parental ratings, run times, director, producer, cast lists, and enriched Movie News from Africa’s number 1 Entertainment Content provider
- View accurate performance times
- Ability to purchase tickets with the app, including exact seat by looking at the floor plan for the cinema
- Sync booked movie times with your calendar and get an alert an hour before the start of the show
All in all, this looks like a solid movie theatre app for all Windows Phone users in South Africa. Of course we’re not there at the moment, so we can’t test this out ourselves. But do let us know what you think of the app if you’re from there area!
Want to get Ster-Kinekor for Windows Phone? Grab it for free from the Windows Phone Store.