Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I update my city or favorite theatres?
Click the link moviemail and fill in your current email address and postal code. Click ‘Subscribe/Update’ and you will then be able to see your existing favorite theatres. Simply update this page with your new information.
I loved or hated a movie. Where can I write a review?
We love it when you write a review for a movie! Here’s how you can write one: click on the movie, then when you're on the synopsis page, click on Rate (beside the star rating, underneath the Cast List). Select a rating and write your comment in the box underneath, then click Submit.
I wrote a review but I don’t see it on the site:
Comments on Tribute go up right away. We do take down inappropriate comments or reviews that include spoilers. On our other sites, comments are put up manually so please give us 24 hours.
Where can I write a comment about a trailer?
You can leave a comment on any trailer page in the comment box below the trailer. Just click show more under the trailer and scroll down to the comment box. Then choose how you would like to leave your comment, using either Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail.
Where can I write a review about a theatre?
Click here to find your theatre: www.tribute.ca/showtimes/theatres/. Then once you’re on the theatre page, you’ll find a link that says Rate Theatre. Click on that and then you can rate the theatre and write a review.
I love your entertainment news stories. Where can I leave a comment about them?
Click on the “read more” button underneath the story if you’re on the home page of the news, and once you’re in the story, you’ll see a comment box below the story. Comment often and get a discussion going with our other commenters! We encourage interaction.
How long will I be able to use my former Empire Theatres voucher?
All former Empire Theatre vouchers that are co sponsored with Costco, AMA, CAA or AirMiles will be accepted until the expiry date listed on the voucher. Any Landmark Cinemas/Empire Theatre Costco voucher purchased after October 30, 2013 will be valid until the expiry date listed on the voucher.
How long will my former Empire Theatres Gift Card be valid?
Last year, Landmark Cinemas and Cineplex Cinemas purchased certain Empire Theatres. The opportunity period for guests to use the former Empire Theatre gift cards was extended to May 31, 2014. Guests are now asked to contact Empire Company Limited, from whom the gift card was originally purchased, in order to have any remaining balance transferred to a Sobeys Inc. gift card. In order to transfer the remaining balance on a former Empire Theatre gift card, please call 1-877-330-7333.
Can I buy tickets online?
You bet. We offer ticketing for theatres in Canada that have online ticketing enabled. You can purchase tickets on any page that displays tickets. The showtimes will show up as links from the theatre showtime pages if tickets are available for a particular showtime.
Keep in mind that not all theatres have online ticketing available. For example, the show could be sold out or not available for online purchase. If you have any questions regarding ticketing, please fill out the Customer Service form at www.movietickets.com/cs.asp, or call the Customer Service line at 1-888-440-8457.
How/where do I buy tickets online?
You can buy tickets on almost any showtimes page. Go to the showtimes page of your favorite theatre by typing your theatre’s name in the Search box, or by clicking on Search by Theatre. If your theatre offers online tickets (not all theatres do), you’ll see red Ticket boxes beside each showtime. Click on the orange-linked showtime (not the red box, although it’s tempting), and then follow the instructions to buy tickets.
My ticket didn’t print. What do I do?
Easy there, don’t panic! Did you get an email confirmation? Check to see if you received that and if you did, you can print it out and take it to the theatre along with the credit card you used.
I didn’t get an email confirmation/How do I know if my order was processed?
We hate when this happens, but it might have gone into your spam or junk mail folder. If you don’t find it there, log into your account and go to Manage Your Account. On this page you will be able to see ticket transactions from the last 3 months. If you have any questions regarding ticketing, please fill out the Customer Service form at www.movietickets.com/cs.asp, or call the Customer Service line at 1-888-440-8457.
How do I find out the price of a movie ticket?
For theatres with online tickets available, you can click on the showtime to buy tickets and will be able to see the price of the tickets. For movies without online ticketing, please call the theatre. Theatre phone numbers are listed with their addresses on showtimes pages, or you can use the Tribute search box to search for theatres by name.
When are showtimes updated? Why can’t I get certain future showtimes (for example, for the upcoming weekend on Wednesday or before)?
We update showtimes four times a day, so as soon as the theatre owners decide on the times they will appear on the website. Please keep in mind that movies generally change weekly on Fridays and showtimes generally run from Friday to Thursday each week, so early in the week theatre owners may not have decided on the following week’s schedule. New showtimes for the upcoming week may not be posted until Wednesday or Thursday.
How long will a particular movie be playing in theatres?
There is no way to predict how long any movie will play at a particular theatre. It depends on the theatre and how popular the film is. Please keep checking our showtimes.
I went to see a movie and you had it listed, but it wasn’t playing yet.
Some theatres determine showtimes more than a week in advance. Please check the drop down date option to check all future showtimes. Please make sure that
the listing says that it’s playing on the day you’re planning to go. For example, if you want to go on Thursday, but the showtimes are listed as Friday to
Wednesday, then the movie isn’t playing until Friday.
I want to see a particular movie, can you tell me when it will be coming to my theatre?
Each theatre selects the movies that will be screened at their cinemas. As soon as we have confirmation of the film's dates and showtimes, we will update our site. So keep checking our site for updates.
I went to see a movie and the showtimes were wrong and/or I went to see a movie but it didn’t have 3D screenings like it said on the website.
We post the movie times provided by the theatres. Please email us if this happens and we will notify the theatre and investigate what happened. Our showtimes cover all Canadian theatres/movies and we pride ourselves on the accuracy of our showtimes data.
What does No Passes mean?
That means if you have a free pass to get into a movie, you can't use it for that movie. Gift certificates are still accepted for these movies.
I have a theatre and I would like Tribute to display my showtimes, how do I submit them?
If you own a theatre and want your theatre and showtimes displayed, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I find out who won a contest?
When you go to Tribute's Contests page, there's a link that says "View Contest Winners" at the top right hand of the page. Click there for a full list of winners.
How many times can I enter your contests?
For most contests, as often as you like. Occasionally we have a contest you can only enter once, so please check Section No. 6, General Terms and Conditions in the Rules and Regulations if you're not sure.
The contest won’t let me enter.
Make sure to close the browser after you enter a contest and open up a new one in order to enter again, or you’ll get a message saying you’ve already entered. You may enter as many times as you want, but remember to close and reopen the browser between entries.
How do you contact your contest winners?
If it's a big prize, we call the winner by phone. If it's a small prize, such as a book or DVD, we’ll send the prize in the mail without notification. In the case of tickets, we’ll either notify you by email to make sure you keep that evening free or attach a voucher to the email that you can present at the theatre.
Why do I never win your contests?
The odds of winning a prize depends upon the total number of eligible entries received on or before the applicable contest closing date. We receive numerous entries for each contest. You can enter most contests multiple times to increase your odds of winning.
Why am I getting a message that says I already entered a contest when it allows unlimited entries?
After you enter a contest, you have to close the browser and open up a new one in order to enter the same contest again, or you’ll get a message saying you’ve already entered. You can enter as many times as you want, but close and reopen the browser between entries.
Why can’t I switch the country on your contest entry form? Am I eligible to enter your contest?
Some contests are only open to certain people, e.g. residents of Canada, or people above the legal drinking age. If a contest is only open to certain people, those fields may be pre-filled in the entry form. Please read the rules and regulations to ensure you are eligible. You can find these by clicking on the Rules and Regulations link on any contest entry page.
Can I enter by mail?
Yes, you can enter our contests by sending the answer to the contest question, along with your full name, address, postal code and phone number to Tribute Entertainment, 71 Barber Greene Road, Toronto, ON M3C 2A2.
I have a compliment or complaint about a theatre. It was too noisy/cold/staff were rude etc.
We’re sure the theatre you attended would appreciate your feedback. You can rate theatres on our site and leave comments so theatre staff and other moviegoers can see what your experience was like. Click here to find your theatre: www.tribute.ca/showtimes/theatres/. To call the theatre directly, you can find phone numbers for theatres on our showtimes pages or by typing the name of the theatre into the Tribute search box.
Tell others about your theatre experience .
We now offer our Tribute fans a chance to rate theatres and leave comments so theatre staff and other moviegoers can see what your experience was like. Click here to find your theatre: www.tribute.ca/showtimes/theatres/.
I lost my wallet, cell, glasses etc. at your theatre.
Please contact the theatre directly. For phone numbers, find your theatre on Tribute using the search box and you’ll see the theatre phone number there.
Can I rent a theatre for an event? How can I book a birthday party at a theatre?
Please contact the theatre directly. You can find phone numbers for theatres on showtimes pages, or by using the Tribute search box to search on the name of theatre.
I loved or hated a movie. Where can I write a review?
We love when you write movie reviews! To review a movie, click on the movie, then when you're on the synopsis page, click on Rate (beside the star rating, underneath the Cast List). Select a rating and write your comment in the box underneath, then click Submit.
How can I apply for a job at a theatre?
It’s best to go in person – bring a resumé, or you can fill out an employment form when you get there. Or if you’d like to apply online, please visit the theatre site that you are interested in applying for.
Why are there ads on your site? Can I get rid of them?
Ads provide us with revenue to maintain all the great content. So if you like the site, please watch the ads – we try to gear them to be of interest to our users.
I don’t like an ad that you’re showing, can you get rid of it?
We try to make sure ads are of interest and relevant to our users. However, we agree that sometimes ads are terrible! Let us know if we’re displaying something you think shouldn’t be there.
Why don’t you list the movie ratings on each movie page?
Each province has its own rating system, so until we know in which province you’re planning on attending a movie, we can’t list the rating. When you look up a movie or a theatre in showtimes, the rating of the movie will appear beside the title.
What do the ratings mean?
For a list of what each rating means, click on the following link: www.tribute.ca/news/index.php/canadian-film-classifications/
How can I find out which movies have closed captioning or other hearing or seeing assisted devices?
Movies are not closed captioned, however some theatres have devices to help seeing or hearing. Where theatres have provided this information, we show it on the showtimes pages. You can also contact the theatre directly by finding the phone number for the theatre on the showtimes pages, or by using the Tribute search box to search the name of theatre.
This is an underserviced part of the film industry, which the industry is working to correct.
There's a movie playing in the U.S. that hasn’t opened yet in Canada. When will it be shown here?
Not all movies shown in the U.S. are released in Canada. This is more often the case with smaller movies.
How can I find Canadian box office records?
We don’t keep archives of box office records. Studios release North American box office results, they don’t release Canadian results on their own.
I would like to contact a celebrity. Can you provide me with a contact?
Unfortunately, we don’t provide contact information for celebrities, directors or studio heads. To search for a celebrity on our site, please type the name into the Tribute search box.
How can I find out about screenings for parents with small children or babies?
Several theatres offer screenings during the week specifically for parents with small children. They are typically midday (e.g., 11am or 1pm) during the week. You can also contact the theatre directly. You can find phone numbers for theatres on showtimes pages, or by using the Tribute search box to search on the name of theatre.
How can I purchase a gift card?
We don’t offer gift cards at this time, although we may in the future. For now, please contact the theatre or theatre chain directly.
What operas are playing at my local theatre?
Please type “opera” into the Tribute search box, and you will see a full list of upcoming operas. Clicking on each listing will give you information like cast and description, as well as the date it is playing and the showtimes.
How do I contact you?
We would love to hear any comments you have – feedback on the site, any problems you’re encountering, or compliments (especially compliments)! Please send any comments to email@example.com.
How can I apply for a job at tribute.ca?
Please send your resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org
How old is Tribute?
Tribute Magazine was launched in 1980. Tribute.ca was one of the first movie websites launched in Canada, in 1996.
Who owns Tribute?
Tribute is an independent privately owned company.
Updated February 2014