Marquee
Marquee 1.0.4
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Widget for local movie listings and showtimes.   Free
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Marquee is a Dashboard widget that allows you to view the showtimes for your local movie theaters in this gorgeous aqua marquee. Enter your zip code and Marquee will download the showtimes for all of the theaters in your area. Use the left and right arrows to scroll through the theaters to find the one that you want. Then use the up and down arrows to scroll through the movie listings. In order to save room for the other widgets on your desktop, Marquee will only display three movie listings per screen. Showtime data is downloaded each time you enter a zip code, or if it has been more than twelve hours
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Oct 2005
Bad Widget (so far) - I also experieinced 100% CPU utilization (which will overheat your powerbook) when fetching local listings which takes several minutes, and still high cpu after that. I also had problems rotating the widget to enter my zip code. It eats up around 25-33% processor time even when running in the backround. A very sloppy widget (thus far) that I had to delete. I also had problems deleting the widget, im not sure if that was Apple's fault or the widget's fault.

***If your Sherlock channels are messed up in Tiger and thats your excuse, then quit Sherlock, delete the contents of /Library/Caches/Sherlock/Web Foundation, and then lock that same folder using Finder's "Get Info" to prevent cache corruption from happening again. -Mike
[Version 1.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Aug 2005
I just went to the website... I'd SWEAR the company name is "TRINFINITY"...
[Version 1.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Aug 2005
what's new?
[Version 1.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Aug 2005
for what it's worth, i'd much prefer a smaller, plainer interface. i just need the data really.

version 1.0.4 pinned my cpu at 100% after loading. even when dashboard was not visible. not a good dashboard citizen. i had to close the widget and delete it.
[Version 1.0.4]

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Anonymous commented on 07 Aug 2005
Uses only 2% of CPU when searching on my G5, and 0% when dormant. Just like a "good citizen" should....
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2005
It's like spanking a penguin.
[Version 1.0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Aug 2005
I wouldn't go quite that far. It's got a good beat, but I can't dance to it.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jun 2005
Great widget, definitely one to have on your dashboard, and it's good looking to boot.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jun 2005
Agressively unattractive interface wastes realestate that should go to avoid scrolling the listings.
[Version 1.0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Jun 2005
Agreed. I really want a functional movie widget-but this interface is not functional.
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Anonymous commented on 21 Jun 2005
The interface is cute, hell it's pretty darn nice... but it just takes up too much space to be useful. Too much scrolling.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jun 2005
I didn't try the previous version but it's hard to imagine that the UI was actually even bigger than this...

The functionality is good, but it would be way better if all the extra UI stuff was at least an option (maybe a "minimal UI" checkbox on the flip side pref thing) and if the list extended down so you can see all movies for a particular theater at a time. For now, it's just not very convenient and I'll stick to Fandango and stuff...
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jun 2005
I like marquee and would suggest that the author reduce the size of the colorful "Marquee". On my 14" iBook screen it takes up a lot of space.

F. Smith
[Version 1.0.1]


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Gordymac reviewed on 04 Jun 2005
It's quite ornate, but a very useful widget. Much faster than sherlock. I'm diggin' the retro look.

Feature request: a la TV tracker, click on a title, and you're directed to a movie's QuickTime trailers page--if available. I don't know if that's possible programmatically, but it'd be cool.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Version Downloads:4,022
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:06 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Marquee is a Dashboard widget that allows you to view the showtimes for your local movie theaters in this gorgeous aqua marquee. Enter your zip code and Marquee will download the showtimes for all of the theaters in your area. Use the left and right arrows to scroll through the theaters to find the one that you want. Then use the up and down arrows to scroll through the movie listings. In order to save room for the other widgets on your desktop, Marquee will only display three movie listings per screen. Showtime data is downloaded each time you enter a zip code, or if it has been more than twelve hours since showtimes were downloaded last.


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