Its a weekend as usual many Kenyans will out and about nairobi maybe catching a bite on nyama choma at the local joints or going to watch a movie at their favourite cinema halls(village market,Nakumatt Junction,Prestige,Sarit Centre,Twentieth Century,Kenya Cinema..etc).Personally im moved to go watch a movie,however i cannot book online .Not only that ,i cant even get the listings via the web! what a shame!
Kenya has two screening rivals the Fox Theatre Group with nine screens and the Nu-Metro Cinema stores with 10 screens however none of the companies have embraced online booking meaning internet lovers cannot browse for the latest movie listings.The only way to go is by looking at newspaper listings,TV adverts or by physically going to the cinema halls.I find that to be archaic.With websites taking a huge chunk of movie advertisements i find the local competitors to be selling themselves short.
Futhermore im sure that most of the tourists visiting Kenya after being to Maasai Mara,Lake Magadi,Mombasa,Serengeti etc when back at the City from the confines of their hotel rooms would really love to surf the internet and get the latest movie listings and directions to the Cinema halls from the official distributors sites!As for now there left with little choice apart from kenyaclubbers site a website with local cinema listings!What they get at home should definately not miss in Kenya.
We have websites such as flixter having quizes,listing,new releases,movie previews ...etc .I hope the Local South african based Nu Metro cinemas and Fox Theatres will take this suggestions firmly.Advertise using the internet please...we are not that behind!
(UPDATE) from Frida's comment hereunder it seems in After a almost a year since this post my concerns have been addressed) now that's blogger power!Thanks Nu Metro we appreciate