Excellent! When I heard about this feature several weeks ago, I knew right away that it'd be really useful.
If you want to find movie showtimes in San Jose, just head over to yahoo.com or search.yahoo.com and plug in showtimes san jose. The first results you should see are links for movie theaters as well as times for popular movies.
If I still lived in Ohio, I'd have used showtimes toledo. Sadly, showtimes findlay and showtimes bowling green don't work. They do return relevant content, but it's not the shortcut links. I'll bug the Search and/or Movies folks about that.
I suspect it's just a matter of time before the other search sites copy this.
Post a note here if you find other cities that don't seem to work but ought to. I'm curious to see what the coverage is like outside of the few I played with this morning.
Oh, in case you missed it, there's also a "gas prices" shortcut you can use to find cheap gas. Example: gas prices san jose. Right now it'll direct you to GasBuddy or GasPriceWatch. Hopefully someday we'll use zip code or address data for registered users and show 'em prices right in their local neighborhood...
Update: Cool. As noted in the comments below, you can use a zip code if the city name doesn't work.
Posted by jzawodn at June 18, 2004 08:51 AM