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Creating a calendar to display movie times

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I'm starting with info like this. This is one movie, but there are about 30 to do. The data comes with the movie title followed by all of the theaters it's playing at and at what times:

The Bucket List *** (1:37/PG-13)

Cinemaworld: 10:30, 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45.

Island: 12:25, 2:35, 4:45, 7:10, 9:15.

Providence Place: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40.

Showcase North Attleboro: 11:40, 2:10, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55.

Showcase Seekonk Route 6: 11:40, 12:10, 2:10, 2:40, 4:40, 5:10, 7:10, 7:40, 9:50, 10:15.

Showcase Warwick: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40.

Showcase Warwick Mall: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35.

South Kingstown: 1:40, 4:20, 6:45, 9:10.

Stonington: 12:50, 4:10, 7:05, 9:45.

Swansea: 1:25, 4:25, 7:40, 10:20.

  • I would like to delete the "time" field and display the movie times in a text field. How do you delete Time from the standard calendar?
  • Readers will want to search by movie title and by theater. Is that possible?
  • Is anybody using Trumba to display movies, lots of theaters, lots of times? May I see how it displays?

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What I recommend for this type of calendar scenario would be to create a single line of text custom field for each theater. By creating a field for each theater, you can then add in the showtimes for this movie at each appropriate theater:

 

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We cannot hide the Start Date/Time fields, so you will want to set this as an All Day event that spans the duration of the movie showing.

I would then use the List calendar view as you can hide the Time Span and start to add in all of the theater custom fields. You can also add a <strong> </strong> tag to make the theater appear in bold.

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By changing the event title font size and making a few more changes, you could get a movie listing similar to this:

 

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In addition, you can then create a Filter Control Spud to allow a site visitor to filter by movie title as well as movie theater.

 

 

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