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Show Your Support!
We've received a lot of feedback over the years and we often get asked if there is something that can be done in support of The BigScreen Cinema Guide. We're happy to tell you that there is!
Here are a few ways in which you can help us spread the word and make sure that The BigScreen Cinema Guide remains the best there is. After all, the more popular we become and the more revenue we can raise, the more features we can offer to our readers (T-shirt give-aways, more schedule details, etc.)!
Subscribe to our VIP Service
VIP Service is a subscription that blocks all banner advertising on The BigScreen Cinema Guide for an entire year, at a very low cost. When you subscribe to VIP Service, you are supporting our efforts and helping us to deliver more and better information, and in return, you don't have to view any advertising on our site.
As with most sites, we use advertising on The BigScreen Cinema Guide to bring in much-needed revenue to produce this publication. While we try to place the ads in the best way possible, and while we do not engage in displaying popup, popunder, and interstitial ads, you may not want them getting in the way of enjoying our site. Plus, loading ads takes a little extra time for each page to display.
Most people are so accustomed to seeing advertising on major web sites, that they don't realize at first how nice the experience is when the ads aren't there!
As an additional thank-you for signing up for VIP Service, we not only block the advertising, but we also add extra features that are only available to VIP members! You can add more movies and theaters to your Favorites list, your Reader Reviews are displayed right away, and many other great features.
Click here to find out more information and to check out what features are available only to VIP Members!
Advertise With Us!
The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a great way to reach people interested in entertainment as well as those located in specific geographical locations (around the theaters they attend). If you, or anyone you know, is interested in advertising or sponsoring pages within The BigScreen Cinema Guide, please take a look at (or refer them to) our Advertising Information.
Shop from our Gift Shop and Merchandise Partners
We've compiled some great movie-related items in our Gift Shop for your browsing pleasure. We get offers from time to time to present to our readers, and that's where they will be. Check out DVD's and electronics from Amazon.com and prints from Allposters.com, rent DVD's from Netflix, and check out some really great Disney gear from the Disney store!
Sign up for Netflix
Ever since we tried renting DVD's by mail through Netflix, we've been hooked! Nothing beats the convenience of having DVD's delivered right to your door, you get to keep them as long as you want, and then you put them back in the mail with the postage already paid for you.
In addition to DVD's, Netflix also offers Blu-ray high definition discs. By renting them through Netflix, you can save a lot of money over the cost of purchasing them. While some movies are worth owning and having in your collection to view any time you want, it makes much more sense to us to watch a movie on Blu-ray from Netflix and just pop it back in the mail, only to have the next title we want in our mailbox a few days later!
Additionally, you can watch movies and TV shows by using Netflix's "Watch Instantly" feature, where you can choose from thousands of titles to watch on your PC or compatible standalone device, like the Roku Digital Video Player, TiVo Series3, HD and HD XL models, the Samsung BD-P1600 and BD-P3600 Blu-ray players, the LG BD 370 and BD 390 Blu-ray players, and gaming systems, such as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii (Wii capability coming in Spring 2010).
For more information about how Netflix works, you can click on the graphic above, or you can visit our Netflix page in the Gift Shop. We recommend the service very highly, and if you subscribe through a link on our site, we get a nice commission from Netflix as a thank-you. (Lest you think the commission is the only reason we recommend Netflix, other services like them have approached us, and we've refused.)
Buy from Amazon.com
On movie pages, you'll see links in the sidebar for purchasing that movie on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as other related merchandise. For an example of how these links appear, please take a look at the review page for Titanic, it has them all!
Every time that you purchase something through a link or search dialog located on The BigScreen Cinema Guide, it helps us to keep this publication going, since such advertising and sponsorships are the way we pay the bills around here! We'd appreciate it if you would help us out by coming here first when you're looking for videos, books, and CD's.
Tell the Theaters
Since we began in 1995, we've seen phenomenal growth in the popularity of The BigScreen Cinema Guide. From covering just a couple theaters in the Milwaukee area only, we're now publishing schedules for every theater in the state of Wisconsin and expanding throughout the country!
Although we have received active cooperation from many theaters, it would seem that many more theaters still do not know that their customers read The BigScreen Cinema Guide!
You can help to support The BigScreen Cinema Guide by printing this printable page and taking it with you to the theater.
Hand it to the manager or ticket clerk, so that the theater knows that you read about them here!
Tell Everyone Else!
Tell your friends, neighbors, relatives, and anyone else who will listen, that you read The BigScreen Cinema Guide, and that we're the best source for information on what's playing in local theaters. Not only do we have movie schedules (anyone can do that, heck, even the newspapers), but we have theater information, movie reviews, links to the IMDb, the official web sites, movie trailers, news and events articles, "coming soon" information and links to the movie studios as well.
Since we don't do a lot of advertising (you wouldn't believe how much a tiny ad in a newspaper costs!), we rely on the best kind of advertising there is: word of mouth. By working our fingers to the bone and putting our noses to the grindstone, we're doing our best to produce the best publication around. If you agree, spread the word!
Link To Us
If you would like to place a link to The BigScreen Cinema Guide on your web page, please check out our Help document for linking options and information.
Search the Web with our Google-powered Search Page
Google is a great search engine, and with millions of pages indexed and extremely effective results, we have no hesitation about recommending them. In fact, you're probably already using them to perform searches.
Using this page to perform searches also gives you easy access to searching for your favorite movies, theaters, and movie stars on The BigScreen Cinema Guide, and on the rest of the web!
Sign up for Google AdSense Advertising for Your Web Site
Google is not only a great search engine, but it's also becoming a leader in non-intrusive advertising. Their text ads are often related to the content of the page they're displayed on, and the returns we've seen from displaying their ads have been very competitive with some of the biggest names in the industry.
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