releasing Today’- Spi Cinemas Integrates Uber’s API

The Maker of Memories, SPI Cinemas (formerly known as Sathyam Cinemas) has been a household name in Chennai and is now even considered as one of the city’s iconic landmarks! It is every Chennai-ites’ favorite spot for those times when we want to escape real life for a ‘reel life’ experience.


DOOR TO DOOR WITH UBER & SPI CINEMAS


Planning a first-day-first-show of the upcoming Kamal Hassan movie? Working late, yet eager to catch a night show of the new Avengers movie? Worried about traffic and parking woes the next time you plan a movie date? Anxious about whether you are going to have enough time to order their irresistible popcorn bucket, while not having to miss the first ten minutes of the movie? Well, worry not.

*Drumrolls*

Today, Uber and SPI Cinemas have officially teamed up to provide you with a door-to-door hassle free movie-watching experience in Namma Chennai! We are all the more thrilled, as this is the first cinema chain in the world to be integrated with Uber’s API!


CHOOSE SEAT. ORDER POPCORN. REQUEST UBER.


SPI Cinemas have used Uber’s API to allow customers with an iOS or Android device who have booked tickets through the SPI Cinemas app, to have the option to request an Uber from within the app to catch their movie. That’s one less hassle for movie-goers to think about when going to watch a movie on the big screen. The button to request an Uber will appear once the booking for food and movie tickets is complete. There is also an option to see the estimated price to the location and the time it would take for your Uber to arrive.

For advance movie ticket bookings, you will receive a reminder notification on your iOS or Android device, one hour prior to your movie which will take you to your e-ticket (like the one below). From here you can easily request your Uber ride at the click of a button.


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SPI_UBER_API


With this added feature, the entire end-to-end experience has completely changed, and that too without ever having to leave the SPI Cinemas app!

What we’re most excited about is the impact that the integration will have on our city- the combination of Uber’s innovative on-demand service and low-cost fares combined with SPI Cinemas’ path-breaking entertainment tech.

The feature is live today, so make sure you download the SPI Cinemas app and start booking those weekend movie tickets!


TAMIL NEW YEAR HAS COME EARLY! UNLOCK HALF PRICED RIDES TO & FROM ALL SPI CINEMA VENUES WITH CODE SPILAUNCH

HERE’S HOW:

  • Download & register with Uber
  • Enter SPILAUNCH in the promotions menu of your app for 50% off 4 rides to or from any SPI Cinemas venue (Valid until Sunday, 19th April’15)
  • Show your Uber receipt at the ticket-counter in any of the cinema venues (excluding Luxe) for a Rs.100 worth food voucher (Valid until Sunday, 12th April’15)

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