46 comments

  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, 4 years ago

    HOLY

    23 points
  • Wesley HainesWesley Haines, 4 years ago

    codrops out here breaking boundaries and hearts with this

    14 points
  • Nick Matarese, 4 years ago

    I'd like to see the revenue numbers between theaters who sell seated tickets vs. theaters who just sell tickets. My hunch is that theaters without seat assignments are able to sell a higher number of seats when viewers do not know the current capacity of the theater upon purchase.

    11 points
    • Kody DahlKody Dahl, 4 years ago

      That's a solid point - but to me, where this really gets interesting & potentially valuable is when you're selling seats at an event where you have to pay more to be closer. Something like, say, a concert, or a Broadway show.

      So instead of a tiny blueprint of the venue’s layout, you’d get a clearer sense of how close you really could be - and why it’s worth that (often intense) up-charge.

      3 points
    • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, 4 years ago

      In my experience, theaters that allow you to select your seats have always charged a premium to do so.

      1 point
    • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 4 years ago

      This is probably true on the short term but damn if I ever give money to a non-reservation theater money again. I will typically go on a different day if it means I can pick my seats before showing up. I'll even pay more. Overall it is just a way better experience. I have no desire to go to a movie 30 minutes or more before it starts.

      1 point
  • Josh McKenzieJosh McKenzie, 4 years ago

    Really impressive demonstration.

    Here's an example of seat preview from a real website: the Royal Opera House in London: https://www.roh.org.uk/events/29214/tickets

    Steps:

    1. Click on a part of the auditorium

    2. Click on a seat (you'll see a small thumbnail of the seat appear)

    3. Click the thumbnail of the seat to enlarge

    4. Click on the picture of the stage to make it bigger

    6 points
  • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 4 years ago

    Anyone else find it weird that you can't change your viewing angle up and down?

    3 points
    • James LaneJames Lane, 4 years ago

      You can can't you? I just tried and can look around easy enough...

      3 points
    • Calum SmithCalum Smith, 4 years ago

      That's odd, I could. What browser?

      1 point
      • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 4 years ago

        Safari. Sounds like it works in chrome tho

        1 point
        • Phil RauPhil Rau, 4 years ago

          I was able to look up and down in Safari.

          0 points
          • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 4 years ago

            How are you doing this? I can't move it at all now. I tried clicking on the 180 icon and elsewhere, and can't get it to budge. Why do you mock me, Safari?

            0 points
            • Phil RauPhil Rau, 4 years ago

              Were you trying to drag the 180? The way it worked for me is simply: 1. click the 180 2. look around 3. Click the 180 again to lock the view.

              I should mention, I'm still on Yosemite. Haven't upgraded yet.

              1 point
              • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 4 years ago

                Ah ha, that was it. I didn't realize it was a mode. I'm on El Capitan but now that I know what to do, it works nicely. Thanks for the tip.

                1 point
    • wojtek w.wojtek w., 4 years ago

      You can in Chrome.

      0 points
  • Maciej JurczakMaciej Jurczak, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    I think first theater, that will implement this, will get an extra income and viewers :)

    Btw, who want to open theater with me, only to implement this in our ticket selling system :P

    2 points
    • Luke BrookhartLuke Brookhart, 4 years ago

      No, I believe the revenue will likely decrease. Those who would have otherwise purchased a non-premium seat location will choose not to once they see the terrible viewing experience of that angle. (I'm look at you, front row). More seats will go unfilled compared to just selecting from a chart.

      15 points
      • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, 4 years ago

        totally depends on the theatre & pricing scale. broadway theatres and some state venues are way smaller than they appear in seat maps, so this sort of thing would be really beneficial.

        1 point
      • Maciej JurczakMaciej Jurczak, 4 years ago

        If we talk super serious, you are right, but also you can see it form other side, you think that seat would be terrible, but on preview it's not that bad and if we talk about front row, that it's normal nobody want front row seats :P.

        1 point
    • Alastair TaylorAlastair Taylor, 4 years ago

      Don't get me wrong, this is cool as hell as a technical exercise. But what problem is it solving? When was the last time you went to the cinema and were surprised by your viewing angle? Doubt it would have a massive impact on ticket sales, except for maybe the novelty of it.

      7 points
  • Matt WilliamsMatt Williams, 4 years ago

    Wow. This is such a creative, well executed idea. Definitely one of those, "why didn't I think of that."

    1 point
  • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, 4 years ago

    "Please view on a larger screen"

    1 point
  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, 4 years ago

    Just fantastic. Great piece of UI design!

    1 point
  • Febril CuevasFebril Cuevas, 4 years ago

    This would've helped in figuring out which seat to take seeing Star Wars in IMAX. Couldn't figure out the viewing angle difference between the front row of the back section and the back row of the front section.

    1 point
  • Aaron SAaron S, 4 years ago

    This is unreal! Absolutely fantastic work you guys!!

    0 points
  • Taulant SulkoTaulant Sulko, 4 years ago

    This is some next level stuff.

    0 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 4 years ago

    This is the coolest s*** I've seen in a while now.

    0 points
  • Ricard Panadès NadalRicard Panadès Nadal, 4 years ago

    Just... AWSOME!

    0 points
  • jj moijj moi, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    woow. nothing close to what i was expecting at all.

    0 points
  • Joe TurnerJoe Turner, 4 years ago

    Great work but if the video was actually playing...

    0 points
  • Pedro PintoPedro Pinto, 4 years ago

    This is really amazing

    0 points
  • Ke Tian, 4 years ago

    Hi

    0 points
  • Mianje YakuzaMianje Yakuza, 4 years ago

    wish I had such a great experience, when booking! instead most of the time is something like this!

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    0 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 4 years ago

    Tympanus makes me feel like a unexperienced noob once again

    0 points
  • Aftab AlamAftab Alam, 4 years ago

    All modern online movie booking experiences should have one of this. Tympanus/Codrops is an idea machine. Kudos!

    0 points
  • Olia Gozha, 4 years ago

    This is incredible and innovative solution. It would be awesome to see it implemented in real cinema websites. Looking forward to it!

    0 points