Find a silver screen from your iPhone screen is a free informative iPhone app from an independent programmer. By the looks of it, a frequent film-goer, too.

My favorite thing about open platforms that allow third-party developers to run wild is when those independent programmers actually do. Jeffrey Grossman wrote a free native application called that revolves around movie listings and offers everything from from a straightforward, yet sophisticated lookup by movie or theater to a crisp, clear preview on the phone. interface

Grossman wisely included the other essential information that every moviegoer may want or need, including supporting information on IMDB, a lists of popular movies currently in theaters, and another list of shows coming to theaters soon (first up is Dark Knight). There's also a way to buy tickets on the spot through the iPhone brand of, and complete Google-powered maps and directions. The only things missing are user reviews and stars for theaters with the best popcorn.

Note: currently provides listings for U.S. theaters only. All users may watch trailers and read up on opening flicks.

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About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

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