November 16, 2005

AIM's New Movie Bot

POST #    1952

Below is a transcript of my "chat" with AOL Instant Messenger's new MovieFone bot. I'm not sure it's actually quicker than going to the site itself...but I suppose it could be useful. I also miss the days of calling 777-FILM mainly because I miss hearing that guy's voice. Rated 'R' was so much more exciting.

(09:10:01) MovieFone: Hi there. I'm the new MovieFone bot! I can find movies for you anywhere in the country in a fraction of second. All you have to do is give me part of the title, an actor or director's name. I can also send you alerts when your favorite films are opening. Type privacy anytime to review the policy. Type any movie you want to see or menu to get going.

======= Movie of the Week =======
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Movie Site

(09:10:12) tienmao: jarhead

(09:10:12) MovieFone:
- Movies for Today
1 -P- Jarhead: with Captions
2 -N- Jarhead
Type # next to movie to see showtimes, M to go back to the Main Menu or anything else to search again.
P=Past, N=New, S=Soon, F=Future

(09:10:43) tienmao: 2

(09:10:43) MovieFone: Enter a valid 5 digit zip-code.

(09:10:46) tienmao: 11222

(09:10:46) MovieFone:
- Showtimes for Today
Jarhead [opened on 11-04-05] is playing at
1 - New Center Cinema
2:05PM | 4:45PM | 7:25PM | 10:05PM
2 - Loews Cineplex Kips Bay Theatre
12:35PM | 1:30PM | 3:30PM | 4:25PM | 6:30PM | 7:20PM | 9:30PM | 10:20PM
3 - Loews Cineplex Village 7
12:05PM | 1:00PM | 3:00PM | 4:00PM | 6:00PM | 7:40PM | 9:10PM | 10:40PM
4 - Clearview First & 62nd Cinemas
1:00PM | 2:00PM | 4:00PM | 5:00PM | 7:00PM | 8:00PM | 10:00PM
5 - United Artists Kaufman Astoria Stadium 16
1:25PM | 2:35PM | 4:20PM | 5:30PM | 7:10PM | 8:30PM | 10:15PM

Type number to see all the movies playing in that Theater.

Posted by tien mao in Tech at 9:11 AM



I just called 777-FILM, and it's still working. So you can listen to that guy's voice any ol' time you want, Tien.

Posted by: Adam [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2005 9:56 PM

What about 777-FILK? Does Kramer still answer?

Posted by: saltydog at November 16, 2005 11:14 PM

All I got was a shopping bot.

Posted by: Marie at November 20, 2005 1:52 AM

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