Grand application takes Smartphone users to the movies

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The M-Application launched by Grand Cinemas, the UAE based cinema company, is set to offer movie lovers in the country an easier than ever access to their favourite feature films. A first in the Middle East, the new service will allow Smartphone users, who download and register, the free of charge application to check available movies screening at all Grand Cinemas locations, book their seats and pay for them in less than a minute.

The Grand Cinemas Mobile Application (M-Application) is a smart webpage service where information about all movies screened at all locations, their timings, and the available seats are listed along with an option to book and pay immediately. Payments are made via credit cards through a safe and secure system supported by SSL 128 bit encryption.

Users then can print out their own tickets using the self-service kiosks available at various Grand Cinema locations which are programmed to automatically recognise registered users’ credit card details.

The application is free for download on for users of iPhones, Blackberries, or any other mobiles enabled with WAP and GPRS. It is specifically designed to optimize the screen size of a mobile handset, and is the quickest way to book and pay for tickets using a mobile phone.

Group Operations Director for Grand Cinemas, Mr. Jean Ramia said: “we know that passionate movie goers are always looking to be the first to see the world’s largest blockbusters and are generally disappointed when they have to wait for hours to get good seats or even get a ticket. The M-Application has been especially designed to give them fast and easy access to the latest releases in the UAE. In the short period since its launch, the M-Application has been downloaded more than 3000 times by avid movie lovers are now enjoying the facilities brought by this innovative service. And we are confident thousands more will join soon. Our cellphones are with us at all times, so what better ways to ensure you have your movie ticket and the best seats in the house.  M-Application, not just a movie info service, but your one-stop-shop for movie tickets”
Mr. Ramia expresses his gratitude to LG Mobiles for putting their trust in a partnership with Grand Cinemas.
The M-Application is powered by LG Mobile which contributed to bringing this application to consumers in the UAE in a timely manner. Commenting on the service, Mr H.S Paik, President of LG Electronics Gulf   FZE said: “through our partnership with Grand Cinemas, LG customers can enjoy the optimal flexibility and freedom to reserve tickets from where ever they may be. Our mobile booking technology offers full booking capabilities, which is hassle-free and this move is in line with LG’s strive to continuously improve customer service”.


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