It’s the first time in a while that I’m writing about something Torque has done, and although I wasn’t involved in the making of the site, it’s a really good creation which you should know about.
Drumroll… Movieonline.in. It’s networked with good theaters in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam and you can book tickets, choose seats, pay via credit card, and get your ticket delivered via email and sms. It’s a pretty cool creation all round and compared to the atrocity that is PVRCinemas (I tried two times to register only to give up), a joy to use.
Account creation is fast. Enter your name, email address and password and you are good to go instantly, there’s not even a page refresh. That really sets the tone of the site: choosing the movie as well as the date is a simple drop down. There was a bit of a delay when I selected my seat but it cleared up quickly and I was taken to a CCAvenue screen where I typed in my credit card details and booked the ticket. It’s Rs. 55/- per ticket so there is a bit of an overhead, but chalk it up to the petrol costs you spend if you drive there manually to book and it seems very reasonable.
All in all, a very good effort.
Btw, I’m going to see Ore Kadal this Saturday. Me, mom and bro. Have heard good things about the movie.